Yesterday, the chancellor announced his Budget for 2016, along with a surprising twist in the form of a soft drink sugar tax which will be introduced in the UK.
What's it all about?The tax is aimed at high-sugar drinks, particularly fizzy drinks, and will be applied to companies based on the volume of sugar in the drinks they produce. Drinks with a total sugar content over 5g per 100 millilitres will incur an 18p per litre levy. Examples include full-fat Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Lucozade Energy, Red Bull and Irn-Bru. Those with more than 8g per 100 millilitres will pay 24p per litre. These include Dr. Pepper, Sprite and Schweppes Indian Tonic Water.
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