Children’s daily sugar consumption halved just a year after tax, study finds

Children’s daily sugar consumption halved just a year after tax, study finds

Experts say success shows expansion of tax to cover other foods and drinks is a ‘no brainer’

The amount of sugar consumed by children from soft drinks in the UK halved within a year of the sugar tax being introduced, a study has found.

The tax, which came into force in April 2018, has been so successful in improving people’s diets that experts have said an expansion to cover other high sugar food and drink products is now a “no-brainer”.

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