Sugar: Food and 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, whether his Department has had any discussions on extending the soft drinks industry levy to other high sugar consuming food and drink.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

HM Treasury keeps all taxes under review to ensure they are effective and fair, however there are no current plans to extend the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) to other foods and drink beyond the already announced review of the exemption from SDIL for milk drinks in 2020.

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