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Jamie Oliver's Sugar Tax: Good or bad?

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2 years ago by Braden Kelly in Lifestyle > Health

Cameron denied the sugar tax idea some time back but now a new push is made for it. 20% tax on fizzy drinks to fight childhood obesity. Is this where we should go as a country, is it a legit concern about a calculated industry or is it just another example of a nanny state that oversteps the boundaries?

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Linda Wilson

Good, but I have my doubts about how effective this will be. If you're going to pay 50p for a can of coke you'll likely pay 60p for it as well. But it's difficult. Education does not seem to make any impact. I wonder if there is any precedent of this actually having some effect.

2 years ago by Linda Wilson

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Tracey Howell


It's the only way to stop the legal poisoning. ..Put the money into the NHS......France is doing it,....Mexico is doing it.

2 years ago by Tracey Howell

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Norman

It's right because France and Mexico do it? For people without a lot of xtra money, sugar is one of the only legal pleasures that is still there. A bit of sweet. But no the baby sitting nanny has to hike the price. Thanks now i KNOW its Christmas!!!

2 years ago by Norman

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KRchitchat

I think its a great idea, there are more 'unhealthy' products on the shelves these days than healthy, it is also cheaper to eat unhealthily. Things which contain an unhealthy amount of sugar/fat should be treated as they once were which was a treat, therefore only eaten occasionally. Education is always going to be more beneficial than hiking prices, but by adding a tax it may make people more aware of what they are eating, especially if it is on the packaging that the sugar tax has been added. A lot of people have no idea when they are buying their 'ding dinner' that that delicious savoury meal contains sugar! I wouldn't sprinkle sugar on my cottage pie so why do manufactures feel the need to add it when they make it?

2 months ago by KRchitchat

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Frisbee

Yea but what happens to the money? That should go to education then. Does it?

2 months ago by Frisbee

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Norman

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2 years ago by Norman

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Iam LmnOP

They should put limits on the sugar content in the drinks, if anything. Another tax more money out of our pockets and into the governments? No thank you!

2 years ago by Iam LmnOP

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Ross

I agree, tackling the high amount of sugar in these products should be the priority here, not adding a tax to them. When you consider the price some of the big name brands are to buy in the first place, I can't see the extra 20% making much difference to some

2 years ago by Ross

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Linda Wilson

To most really.. People still buy their cigarettes even though the taxes are huge.

2 years ago by Linda Wilson

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Iam LmnOP

What I don't like is the lazy thinking. Instead of making an effort to make life better 5the super rich (including Jamie btw) are quick to jump to pitting more financial burdens on the population in an a;ready tax heavy country. People like us need to speak up & say NO thanks. At first Cameron said no but now he might start to wobble.

2 years ago by Iam LmnOP

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Princess Geena

sugar is good tax is bad. Whats so difficult about that??

2 years ago by Princess Geena

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robbie_t

NO!!! Education, education. Put labels on there if you have to. It's always money with this government.

2 years ago by robbie_t

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Rahul  N.

Out of touch

2 years ago by Rahul N.

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Ross

Well it's here and it seemed to come out of nowhere, I thought this proposed tax was only in it's early stages. So is it good or bad?

1 year ago by Ross

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Allotment_man

We are getting the sugar tax but it seem the implementation is rather limited. Either do it properly and comprehensively or not at all.

1 year ago by Allotment_man

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Mitchell Hill

I don't think this is the end of it. This will start to spill over into other snacks and drinks depending on how well it goes for them..

1 year ago by Mitchell Hill

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Norman

You're right. If they were gonna do it to which I don't agree, they should be taxing everything including food. A lot of supermarket food has a lot of sugar why then a selective tax?

1 year ago by Norman

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