Despite its proposed benefits, the 2018 Sugar Tax has riled large drinks corporations. But what does the sugar tax actually mean for businesses and consumers?
Some call it “Draconian”, others call it “positive”. A recent proposal by the UK government has caused extensive debate as legislators pursue the much-discussed “sugar tax” to control child obesity. The aim is to reduce the amount of sugar in foods and drinks that are popular with children by 20 per cent, reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, among other health concerns. In the US, a similar move has been proposed to force all sugary soft drinks to display warning labels about the dangers of sugar.