Sugar Tax

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-03-16
Session date: 
March 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/1032
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

A recent report from Cancer Research UK and the UK Health Forum suggested that a 20% tax on sugary drinks in the UK would prevent 3.7 million people becoming obese over the next decade. Following your recent statement that you were "willing to explore the implications of introducing a sugar tax in London" have you come to a position on the proposal?

Answer

Answer for Sugar Tax

Answer for Sugar Tax

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As you know City Hall was the first government building to introduce a sugar tax. From Monday 11 January 2016 a 10p levy was added to the price of all added-sugar soft drinks sold in the café.

I welcome the Government's recent announcement in the budget to introduce a levy targeted at producers and importers of soft drinks containing added sugar.