Would Nottingham benefit from fizzy drinks tax?

Nottingham people swallow 2% of the fizzy drinks sold in the UK and a children’s charity says they should be paying a 20p tax to help fund NHS treatment for sugar-related illnesses.

The Childrens’ Food Campaign  estimates that a 20p tax on every litre of fizzy drinks will help save the NHS 300 million pounds on treatment costs over 2 years.

The charity says reduced consumption of sugary drinks could help reduce diabetes, strokes, heart disease and cancer.

Nottingham has worked hard to reduce consumption of fizzy drinks amongst children by banning cars selling sugary drinks from parking near schools.

Other countries such as France already have a fizzy drinks tax in place.







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