Soft Drinks: Taxation

HM Treasury written question – answered on 23rd May 2016.

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Photo of Ian Paisley Jnr Ian Paisley Jnr Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to ensure that importers of soft drinks from outside the UK are subject to the soft drinks industry levy.

Photo of Damian Hinds Damian Hinds The Exchequer Secretary

The levy will apply to importers of sugar-sweetened soft drinks and we will consult on the appropriate compliance arrangements.

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