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Why the Sugar Tax Is Great News

No one really likes paying tax and I haven't met anyone yet who enjoys sitting down to do their tax return. But to paraphrase Her Majesty's Revenue …

The sugar tax is a great idea. Why not go after processed foods too? | Alex Renton

At long last, there is a plan to improve children’s health, but it must be the start of a more widespread campaign<p>Sometimes it’s all about the noise. On Wednesday, George Osborne did more to tackle the country’s addiction to sugar than decades of government education campaigns. It was a huge and …

Budget 2016: Sugar tax on soft drinks

In a shock move, George Osborne announces new taxes on sugary drinks, with funds raised to go towards more sport in primary schools<p>A sugar tax on soft drinks - adding around eight pence to a can of fizzy drink - is to be introduced amid Government pledges to save a generation from the toll of …

Call Off Your Lawyers and Lobbyists; the Sugar Tax is Here to Stay

<i>By Jack Carrington, Strategist, 18 Feet & Rising</i><p>And so it should be.<p>The economist’s argument in favour would be that sugary drinks, like many consumer goods, have negative externalities and ought to be taxed accordingly. That way we can keep a degree of choice, whilst reducing demand and covering …

Philadelphia edges closer to soda tax in defeat for Big Sugar

NEW YORK, June 9 (Reuters) - City council members in Philadelphia have voted in favor of introducing a levy on soda and other sweetened drinks, moving toward a tax that would be a major victory for U.S. health campaigners who say sugary drinks cause obesity and diabetes.<p>A majority of members voiced …

Taxing Sugar: 5 Things To Know About Philly's Soda Tax

Philadelphia became the first major U.S. city to impose a tax on sugary drinks after its City Council voted on June 16 to approve a 1.5 cents-per-ounce surcharge on soda and other sweetened beverages.<p><i>Here is our original post from June 9:</i><p><b>What's included in the proposed new tax?</b><p>Philadelphia Mayor …

Tax on sugary food and forced exercise will help fight diabetes

DUBAI // Human nature is the key factor in why we get fat, doctors said on the first day of the Arab Health conference.<p>Dr Karim Meeran, a professor …