Big Debate: Would a sugar tax benefit the consumer? - Newham Recorder

Our Policy Analyst, Jennifer Salisbury Jones, argues that a sugar tax would be regressive and ineffective in the Newham Recorder

Not only would a sugar tax not work, it would hit the poorest hardest, adding to the already massive weight of taxation on the lowest paid.

The poorest 10 per cent of households already pay of 45 per cent of their income in tax and are hit particularly hard by regressive “sin taxes”.

Can there be any justification for ramping up taxes on this already disproportionately burdened group?

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Big Debate: Would a sugar tax benefit the consumer? - Newham Recorder
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