The proposed sugar tax on soft drinks will fail in its health aims, result in fewer jobs and damage the UK’s economy, according to the TaxPayers’ Alliance (TPA).
Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the TPA, said: “Not only will the sugar tax fail in its public health aims, there is a very real risk that it will destroy jobs and harm economic growth. Given it will also hit the poorest households the hardest, the already flimsy case for a sugar tax is rapidly dissolving.
“The government should be focusing on policies which encourage economic growth, so the sugar tax should be immediately scrapped.”
The TPA has previously criticised the government's decision to pursue a levy, calling it a "bungled" tax that will "hit the poorest families hardest”. It also claimed it would have no "meaningful" impact on calorie intake.
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