The Sugar Levy comes into force in the UK: A sweet victory but there’s still a long way to go toward healthier diets

The Sugar Levy comes into force in the UK

10 April 2018

From Friday (6 April 2018), millions of children across the UK will benefit from the government’s key milestone in tackling childhood obesity, as the Soft Drinks Industry Levy comes into effect.

The FRC played an instrumental role in aiding campaigning organisations to get the levy into place. You can read our reports below:

Sugar Shift: Six Ideas for a Healthier and Fairer Food Systemby Ben Richardson, University of Warwick{{ vc_btn:title=Download+the+Briefing+Paper&color=peacoc&align=right&i_type=entypo&i_icon_entypo=entypo-icon+entypo-icon-download&add_icon=true&link=url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Ffoodresearch.org.uk%252Fdownload%252F11865%7C%7C%7C }} {{ vc_btn:title=Download+the+Press+Release&color=peacoc&align=center&i_type=entypo&i_icon_entypo=entypo-icon+entypo-icon-download&add_icon=true&link=url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Ffoodresearch.org.uk%252Fdownload%252F13233%252F%7C%7C%7C }} The World Health Organization and […]

Health-related taxes on food and beveragesLaura Cornelsen and Angela Carriedo{{ vc_btn:title=Download+the+Briefing+Paper&color=peacoc&align=right&i_type=entypo&i_icon_entypo=entypo-icon+entypo-icon-download&add_icon=true&link=url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Ffoodresearch.org.uk%252Fdownload%252F11879%7C%7C%7C }} {{ vc_btn:title=Download+the+Press+Release&color=peacoc&align=center&i_type=entypo&i_icon_entypo=entypo-icon+entypo-icon-download&add_icon=true&link=url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Ffoodresearch.org.uk%252Fdownload%252F13254%252F%7C%7C%7C }} This paper presents a comprehensive review of the status of health-related […]

Should the UK be concerned about sugar?by Victoria Schoen and Tim Lang{{ vc_btn:title=Download+the+Briefing+Paper&color=peacoc&align=right&i_type=entypo&i_icon_entypo=entypo-icon+entypo-icon-download&add_icon=true&link=url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Ffoodresearch.org.uk%252Fdownload%252F11879%7C%7C%7C }} {{ vc_btn:title=Download+the+Press+Release&color=peacoc&align=center&i_type=entypo&i_icon_entypo=entypo-icon+entypo-icon-download&add_icon=true&link=url%3Ahttp%253A%252F%252Ffoodresearch.org.uk%252Fdownload%252F11827%252F%7C%7C%7C }} This paper contributes to public debate about sugar, the […]

Does sugar pass the environmental and social test?by Kawther Hashem, Lucy McDonald, Jennifer Parker, Anna Savelyeva, Victoria Schoen and Tim Lang This second paper on sugar […]

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