Sugar: Taxation

Treasury written question – answered on 25th October 2019.

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Photo of David Davis David Davis Conservative, Haltemprice and Howden

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has accrued to the public purse as a result of the sugar tax in each year since it was introduced.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Exchequer Secretary

Payment of SDIL must be made to HMRC within 30 days after the end of the quarterly liability period. Based on cash receipts, the estimated accrual of SDIL for 2018/19 is £318m, and for the period between April and September 2019/20, £85m.

Monthly and annual receipts from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy are published in HMRC’s National Statistics publication, which can be accessed via this link:

Money that is collected from the levy helps fund physical education activities in primary schools, the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund.

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