As set out in the Office for Budget Responsibility’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook in March 2018, the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) is expected to accrue £240m in 2018-19.
The figure for the amount of revenue collected since the introduction of the SDIL was published on 21st August in the HMRC Tax & NIC Receipts publication at the following link:
Note that these figures published on a receipts basis, with first SDIL payments due by 30th July 2018.
The 2016 Budget announced funding for a number of programmes linked to the revenue from SDIL. The Department for Education will receive £575 million during the current spending review period. The funding has been allocated to a number of programmes to support pupil health and wellbeing which include:
- Double funding for the primary physical education and Sport Premium to £320 million a year from 2017. The Department for Education and the Department of Health contribute £100 million and £60 million per year to the premium respectively, with the Soft Drinks Levy funding contributing £415 million over the remainder of the current spending review period.
- Provide £100 million in 2018/19 for the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund.
- Provide up to £26 million to kick-start or improve breakfast club provision in over 1,700 schools.
Expected revenue from the levy during the Spending Review period is £485 million for the UK as a whole. The total funding provided for these programmes in England is £575 million.