Posts Tagged ‘Sugar tax’

BMA manifesto: Why politicians must take urgent action on public health crisis

Doctors’ leaders are warning that the UK is facing a ticking time bomb in public health, with a lack of leadership on improving the nation’s health ris...

Public health in crisis and next government must take urgent action

The UK is facing a ticking time bomb in public health, with a lack of leadership and budget cuts threatening the sustainability of the NHS. This is the ...

Retailers in hospitals will have to limit proportion of sugary drinks they sell by next April

NHS England has asked all retailers with hospital outlets to limit sugary drinks to no more than 10% of the total beverages they sell by next April. WHS...

Obesity: Sugar content in fruit drinks marketed to kids “unacceptably high”

The sugar content of fruit drinks—including natural fruit juices and smoothies—is “unacceptably high,” with smoothies among the worst offenders, fi...

A step forward on public health, a step backwards on social care

It is strongly encouraging that the government has made huge strides on the public health agenda. I was delighted to see the Chancellor’s announcement...

Sugar Tax & obesity: relationship with diabetes needs explaining

So, what do we think of the Sugar Tax? Let's get this straight from the outset – it’s a good move and should be applauded. Whatever your views about...

Sugar tax introduced in the Budget to tackle childhood obesity

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled a sugar tax on the makers of soft drinks to help tackle childhood obesity. The £530m raised by the tax on the su...