Sugar Taxing Aims To Tackle Childhood Obesity
George Osborne has unveiled a tax on sugary drinks in the UK, but what implications will this have for the end consumer?
It was announced by Parliament that Britain will become one of the first countries to launch a tax on sugary drinks. This new legislation aims to tackle the increase of childhood obesity across the UK. With a rise in the price of sugary drinks, we are hoping that this will positively increase the intake of water consumed by children.
Taxing sugary drinks means that there will be a drastic increase in price for the end consumer. Drinks with 5g sugar per 100ml will incur an 18p per litre levy and drinks with 8g or more per 100ml will incur a 24p per litre
How will this affect Britain?
By taxing sugary drinks the British Government are hoping to lower the intake consumed by children. Sugar is the main culprit for childhood obesity. Excessive sugar intake means that the body has no choice but to produce fat. Encouraging children to drink water as an alternative will lead to the active lowering of the childhood obesity rate.
We all know that without water our bodies would not be able to function optimally. Water makes up more than half of us, and a person can’t survive for more than a few days without it. We use this water to carry oxygen around our body, produce red blood cells and keep all of our vital organs and cells working.
The Water Delivery Company are here to help, we provide both plumbed-in and bottled drinking water fountains and coolers. Access to clean, fresh drinking water in schools and other public areas is a healthier alternative to sugary drinks and a great place to start with the fight against childhood obesity. For more information on our products and services head over to our website, alternatively give one of our friendly customer care team a call on 0330 123 3309