Government drops all-out war on sugar but pushes ahead with its soft drinks levy - City AM

"It is welcome news that the government has dropped many of the more draconian and nanny statist measures that would only have served to bully families into line and restrict choice," Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said.

"With the exception of the sugar tax, the government has rejected the more extreme proposals and that is to be welcomed," said Chris Snowdon, head of lifestyle economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs. "An advertising ban would have been catastrophic for broadcasters and restrictions on supermarket discounts would have punished people for trying to make ends meet."

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Government drops all-out war on sugar but pushes ahead with its soft drinks levy - City AM
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