Britain introduces ‘Sugar Tax’ on drink

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The UK government has announced plans to tax soft drink companies.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osbourne, announced the new tax as part of his 2016 Budget, which sets out how the government plans to spend its money.

At this stage it is thought the tax could raise $1billion (NZD) a year.

The government announced that this money would be used to pay for sports in primary schools.

It will be 2 years before the new tax comes into place, in order to give the companies who make them a chance to change their ingredients.

Fruit and milk-based drinks won’t be affected.

13 Responses

  1. WOW UK ik there’s sugar in fizzy drink but you don’t need to put tax on it jee there’s already enough tax on other things gosh :/

  2. well i think this extra tax put on fizzy drinks aka pop or soft drinks could help people no be overweight or help other people have a healthier lifestyle and just to make everyone healthier.

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