New suggestions have surfaced for a new sugar and salt TAX to help English waistbands shrink in the fight against obesity.
Boris Johnson’s ideas to eradicate obesity in England may include a new sugar and salt levy.
The National Food Strategy may include imposing a Salt and Sugar Reformulation Tax in England’s retail and hospitality industries. The prospective concept was included in a new government-commissioned review aimed at combating obesity.
The move would levy a £3 per kg surcharge on sugar and a £6 surcharge on salt sold to hospitality businesses.
Manufacturers are anticipated to limit sugar and salt consumption or moderate portion sizes as a result of the levies.
The study emphasizes the negative impact that some foods can have on the general public’s health.
However, it also emphasizes how they are “wreaking havoc on the planet.”
The sugar and salt levies, according to the text, should go into effect by the end of the decade.
It also states that the levies may add as little as 1p to the price of a packet of crisps and as much as 7.5p to the price of a small chocolate bar.
The NHS said earlier this month that it is planning a £6 million ‘Health Incentives’ campaign to encourage people to exercise more and eat healthier.
Supermarkets and fitness centers are being asked to join the program, which, if successful, may be implemented across England.
The winning company will collaborate with organizations that can offer incentives such as vouchers, merchandise, or discounts to consumers looking for healthy alternatives.