Sugar: Soft Drinks

Treasury written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Royston Smith Royston Smith Conservative, Southampton, Itchen

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the soft drink industry on reducing the levels of sugar in their drinks.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

Prior to the implementation of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy officials regularly met with stakeholders from across the soft drinks sector to hear their views on the Levy.

So far, over half of all drinks that would otherwise have been in-scope of the levy have reduced their sugar content.

Details of ministerial meetings with external bodies are published at HMT ministers' meetings, hospitality, gifts and overseas travel - GOV.UK

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