British Soft Drinks Association

New draft legislation for the UK sugar tax was slammed for being 'complex'. Image: Petr Kratochvil

‘Complex’ sugar tax draft slammed

By James Ridler

Draft legislation for the Soft Drink Industry Levy has been described as “complex” and raises “serious questions” if a sugar tax would work, said law firm DWF.

Children are eating twice as much sugar as their recommended daily allowance

Sugar intake in children is double daily allowance

By Matt Atherton

Children between the ages of four and 10 are consuming twice as much sugar as their recommended daily allowance, despite intake from sugar-sweetened soft drinks falling, according to Public Health England (PHE) figures.

Soft drinks: industry has reduced sugar intake by 7.5% in recent years

Sugary drinks study slammed by food industry

By Noli Dinkovski

A new study that claims reducing the sugar content of sugar-sweetened drinks could prevent 1.5M cases of obesity and overweightness has been dismissed  as “fanciful” and “contrary to the evidence” by the food industry.

A 20% tax on sugary drinks would reduce obesity in 180,000 Brits, according to the BMA

20% sugary drinks tax ‘ineffective’, says industry

By Nicholas Robinson

The food and drink industry has slammed the British Medical Association’s (BMA’s) calls for a tax on sugary drinks to fight the UK’s growing obesity crisis, claiming it would be ineffective.

Scotland would be an 'ideal' place to implement a tax on sugar first

Sugar tax pushed by Scotland doctors

By Nicholas Robinson

A call for a tax on sugary food and drinks from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh today will hike the pressure on industry to help tackle the UK’s obesity epidemic by making products healthier.

The BDA supports a taz on sugar

Drinks industry slams sugar policy

By Nicholas Robinson

The British Soft Drinks Association’s (BSDA’s) director general Gavin Partington has slammed the British Dietetic Association’s (BDA’s) new policy on sugary drinks for children.

Millard: 'sales uplift'

Nichols hails sugar reduction in soft drinks

By Rod Addy

Nichols highlighted sugar reduction measures for its soft drinks as it posted strong annual sales, driven by balmy summer weather, innovation in brands such as Levi Roots and overseas success.

The soft drinks industry rose by 3.3% last year, according to the 'Refreshing the nation' report

Soft drinks industry value rises 3.3% to £15bn

By Laurence Gibbons

The value of the soft drinks industry rose by 3.3% to nearly £15bn last year, according to a new report published by the British Soft Drinks Association (BSDA) today (May 8).

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