Tax on sugar must be introduced

While politicians can now expect to be bombarded with a welter of fake research, they must introduce a tax on sugar and they must not delay in implementing it. The aim would be to slowly decrease soft drink consumption. The teeth of our children will improve and that also reduces the health bill.
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The TRAIN is moving

Unfortunately, not everyone is happy with the final version of the first tax reform package due to concerns that it could make the country less attractive to certain potential investors especially with regard to the excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. There may be avenues to amend it later on.
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How the sugar tax will work

The sugary drinks tax to be paid by beverage manufacturers from April 1 next year is now law after the details were gazetted on Thursday by treasury. The details in the Rates and Monetary Amounts and Amendments of Revenue Laws Act explains that the tax is fixed at 2.1 cents per gram of the sugar …
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Front line reports on the sugar war