UK Soft Drink Industry Levy: impact on sugar in drinks, sales, economics and health - with Dr Peter Scarborough & Dr Linda Cobiac

Past Event

28 October 2020, 4:00pm - 5:00pm


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In 2016 the UK Government announced a levy on soft drinks, which was implemented in 2018. The levy is tiered, with no charge for drinks containing less than 5g sugar per 100mL, increasing to 24p per litre for drinks containing more than 8g sugar per 100mL.

We present the results so far from an ongoing evaluation of the levy, considering its impact on the amount of sugar in drinks, total overall sales, household level purchases, stock market value, and modelled impact on obesity and long-term health outcomes.

This event is part of a series of talks organised by the Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food


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