Posts Tagged ‘sugar tax’

Leading UK dentist suggests plans to banish ‘sugar chicanes’ in shops

Leading UK dentist suggests plans to banish ‘sugar chicanes’ in shops

One of the UK’s most senior dental professionals has called for a ban on ‘sugar chicanes’ in shops and supermarkets. Professor Michael Escudier, dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, claims that shops should be forced to get rid of enticing displays of sweets and chocolate bars by the […]


New sugar tax comes into play in the UK

New sugar tax comes into play in the UK

A tax on sugary drinks has come into force across the UK. As of Friday 6th April 2018, prices on certain products will increase in line with a new sugar levy, which is designed to tackle rising rates of obesity and dental health issues. The government revealed plans to introduce the tax in 2017 and […]


Calls for 20% Sugar Tax on All Confectionary and Ban on Promotions

Calls for 20% Sugar Tax on All Confectionary and Ban on Promotions

Calls have been made for a ban on price promotions and discounts as well as a 20% sugar tax an all sweets, chocolate and confectionery, to reduce the amount of sugar we consume amid reports that some chocolate sharing bags contain as much as four times the recommended daily intake of sugar for adults. Even […]


Sugar tax to be enforced in April 2018 following parliamentary vote

Sugar tax to be enforced in April 2018 following parliamentary vote

Members of Parliament have voted in favour of enforcing a sugar tax, which will come into play in April 2018. Parliament voted in favour of the levy as part of budget plans, which were up for debate before MPs take time away to campaign for the General Election in June. New taxes will mean that […]


NHS Chiefs Consider Blanket Ban on Sugary Drinks in Hospitals

NHS Chiefs Consider Blanket Ban on Sugary Drinks in Hospitals

NHS chiefs in England are considering a blanket ban on the sale of sugary drinks in hospitals across the country. Chief executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, explained that executives are currently debating whether to introduce a ban or introduce a tax on sugary drinks sold in hospitals in England. By doing this, Mr Stevens […]


NHS England Sets the Precedent as Plans to Impose Sugar Tax are Announced

NHS England Sets the Precedent as Plans to Impose Sugar Tax are Announced

NHS England has set a precedent by becoming the first organisation to impose a sugar tax on certain products. Sugary drinks sold in hospital cafes and community medical centres in England will carry a levy in the coming years, it has been confirmed. Chief executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, confirmed that a 20% sugar […]


British Association of Dental Therapist Backs Sugar Tax

British Association of Dental Therapist Backs Sugar Tax

The British Association of Dental Therapists has backed calls to introduce a sugar tax in the UK. The BADT has urged the government to follow the example of Mexico, where a sugar tax has reduced sales of sugary and fizzy drinks by 12 percent. The BADT has expressed support for a new sugar tax in […]


Health Experts Call for Further Reductions in Sugar Consumption

Health Experts Call for Further Reductions in Sugar Consumption

Health experts have called for further reductions in daily sugar consumption in a bid to reduce rates of tooth decay. Experts say that the previous recommended reduction, which was decreased from 10 per cent of energy intake to 5 per cent, should be lowered again. According to a new study, which has been published in […]


Experts Back Soft Drink Tax to Cut Obesity and Diabetes Rates and Dental Problems

Experts Back Soft Drink Tax to Cut Obesity and Diabetes Rates and Dental Problems

Experts from Oxford University have backed a soft drink tax to decrease rates of obesity and diabetes and reduce rates of tooth decay. Dr Mike Rayner and Dr Oliver Mytton, from the Department of Public Health at the university, said that a 20% tax on soft drinks, which are laden with sugar, could have a […]


Dentists Campaign for Warnings on Sugary Drinks

Dentists Campaign for Warnings on Sugary Drinks

  Irish dentists are calling for warnings to be printed on sugary drinks, following the release of alarming figures relating to rates of decay among children. According to recent figures, 50 percent of 12 year olds and 75 percent of 15 year olds in the country have decay and dentists believe this is largely due […]