Sugar tax on soft drinks will be ‘burden on the poor’ - The Scotsman

The TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA) said some beverages laden with sugar will be exempt from the levy.

The TPA insists the Budget measure should be junked after it carried out a comparison of 49 different drinks across three areas, fizzy and energy drinks that will be taxed, and milk-based ones, and coffees, that will not.

TPA chief executive Jonathan Isaby said: ““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 diet or lifestyle choices.”

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Sugar tax on soft drinks will be ‘burden on the poor’ - The Scotsman
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