Sugar tax is arbitrary and unfair, says pressure group - The Guardian

TPA chief executive Jonathan Isaby said:

“It is deeply concerning that the government has given in to the pressures from the public health lobby and is pushing ahead with this regressive tax, which will hit the poorest families hardest.

“The evidence shows that the sugar tax has nothing to do with the sugar content of products, so it is farcical to suggest that this will have any positive impact on people’s diet or lifestyle choices.

“This is yet another example of irresponsible meddling from the high priests of the nanny state, introducing entirely unnecessary complications into an already complicated tax system and pushing up the cost of everyday products for hard-pressed families.”

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Sugar tax is arbitrary and unfair, says pressure group - The Guardian
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