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Boris Johnson reluctant to impose Sugar and Salt Reformulation Tax suggested in National Food Strategy

Johnson reluctant to impose food taxes

By James McAllister

Boris Johnson has signalled he is reluctant to introduce a Sugar and Salt Reformulation Tax, as recommended by Henry Dimbleby in his newly published National Food Strategy (NFS) report.

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Sugar Tax: Report urges Government to ‘wake up’ and take action

By Liam Garrahan

The Government Health Select Committee has urged MPs to take action and introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks, although it has expressed concerns that the hospitality industry could  ‘absorb’ the tax instead of passing it onto consumers. 

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