Boris’ chocolate biscuit crusade! Price hikes are expected as a result of new sugar and salt taxes.
If a planned sugar and salt tax is enforced, chocolate bars, cookies, crisps, and cakes will see price increases.
The National Food Strategy proposes a £3 per kilogram sugar tax and a £6 per kilogram salt levy on processed goods, restaurants, and catering services. Chocolate and crisps would face price increases as a result of the proposed tax.
The Sugar and Salt Reformulation Tax could raise the price of a 51g Mars bar from 60p to 69p, according to the Daily Mail.
In addition, the price of a 266g packet of McVities Milk Chocolate Digestives could rise from £1.60 to £1.84.
If the tax is implemented, a 45g packet of Walkers Ready Salted Crisps may cost 86p, up from 85p now.
Under the proposed charge, a Greggs sausage roll might rise by 1p to £1.20.
From £2.10 to £2.49, a pack of eight Mr Kipling’s French Fancies will cost you 39p more.
And the price of a 750g Kellogg’s Frosties box may jump from £3 to £3.87.
According to the paper, the proposed tax would reduce average sugar intake by 4-10 grams per person per day and salt intake by 0.2-0.6 grams per person per day, resulting in a 15-38 calorie reduction per person per day.
This may totally halt population weight rise, which would necessitate a daily reduction of 24 kcal per person.
According to the research, the tax could bring in £3.4 billion each year for the Treasury.
It is suggested that some of the funds be used to increase free school lunches and assist the diets of individuals living in the poorest areas.
Poor diet is thought to be responsible for 64,000 fatalities in England each year, with more than half of the over-45s suffering from food-related illnesses.
Type 2 diabetes is expected to cost the NHS £15 billion per year by 2035/36, or one-and-a-half times what cancer costs today.
“Halting this trajectory is the single most important thing we can do to secure the future of our health service,” the report states.
“Education and determination are insufficient. We won’t be able to break free from this vicious cycle unless we rebalance the financial incentives in the food system.”
According to the article, the fee would encourage producers to reformulate their recipes or cut portion sizes.
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