Truss plan to axe sugar tax runs into legal and parliamentary hitches

Prime minister faces difficulties over proposal to ditch soft drinks industry levy amid growing backlash

Liz Truss has run into difficulties in her desire to scrap the sugar tax amid a growing backlash against the plan, which health experts have said is “dangerous” and “nonsensical”.

Whitehall sources say there is “a question mark” over how the prime minister can overcome a number of legal and parliamentary procedural obstacles to abandoning the soft drinks industry levy.

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@paulaquazi

Another brilliant (not) idea from our new PM! Truss plan to axe sugar tax runs into legal and parliamentary hitches https://t.co/uhSUPCfwyp

Posted on: 2022-09-27 14:25

@barenakedfoods

Truss plan to axe #sugartax runs into legal and parliamentary hitches https://t.co/HTVssALTG0 via @guardian

Posted on: 2022-09-27 07:55

@uncasper

RT @LePlonge: I guess there must have been a donation to the Tories from the sugar industry. Of course sugar is also great for drug compani…

Posted on: 2022-09-26 13:49

@imkrismac

RT @natalieben: Useful note to Liz Truss on the #sugartax: it is the law. Not to mention a crucial, if inadequate, #publichealth measure h…

Posted on: 2022-09-25 18:35

@RagusSugars

Liz Truss has announced plans to reverse the soft drinks industry levy. The push comes after little difference in… https://t.co/HPXlcjA1CB

Posted on: 2022-09-25 12:30

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