1107, 2019

Taxing Sugar

By |July 11th, 2019|Sugar Tax|0 Comments

Following on from the recent introduction of the sugar levy on soft drinks, the possibility of a sugar tax on foodstuffs has been mooted. I have no qualms about the value of helping the consumer to make healthier choices by using the tax system. However, we already have a tax in place that differentiates between […]

1910, 2018

Tax and Food

By |October 19th, 2018|Sugar Tax|0 Comments

This is not the first time I have talked about this subject and I doubt it will be the last!

I’ve written two previous blogs on the subject; written (unpublished) letters in response to articles in both the @Telegraph and the @Independent; I have raised the issue in debate at @FoodMattersLive; to my local MP, Tim Farron and to Keith […]

201, 2018

Why introduce a ‘Pudding Tax’ when we could reform VAT?

By |January 2nd, 2018|Sugar Tax|0 Comments

It’s January 2nd and I am frustrated by today’s ‘Pudding Tax’ article in The Telegraph and the suggestion from Dr Alison Tedstone (Chief Nutritionalist at Public Health England) that further action to the Diabetes and Obesity ‘epidemic’ should include taxes.

I’ve already written to the Chancellor, via Keith Vaz and to Tim Farron, my local MP. […]

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