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Soft Drinks: Taxation

Treasury written question – answered on 9th July 2019.

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Photo of Clive Lewis Clive Lewis Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on the soft drinks industry levy of research by Cancer Research UK linking obesity and cancer.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Exchequer Secretary

All taxes are kept under review. New evidence related to fiscal interventions such as the Soft Drinks Industry Levy is considered as part of the normal Budget process. As set out in Phase 2 of the Childhood Obesity Strategy, HMT will review the Soft Drinks Industry Levy exemption for milk-based drinks in 2020.

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