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Doctors call for a 20% tax of sugary foods and drinks

Geoff Riley

13th July 2015

The British Medical Association - an insider pressure group - has published a new report lobbying for a new 20% tax on high-sugar foods and drinks. It estimates poor diets are causing around 70,000 premature deaths each year and it want the extra tax revenue raised to be hypothecated and used to subsidise fresh fruit and vegetables. More details here:

Geoff Riley

Geoff Riley FRSA has been teaching Economics for over thirty years. He has over twenty years experience as Head of Economics at leading schools. He writes extensively and is a contributor and presenter on CPD conferences in the UK and overseas.

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