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Soft Drinks: Taxation

Treasury written question – answered on 10th February 2020.

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Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Public Health)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the soft drinks industry levy has been spent on since that levy was introduced.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Exchequer Secretary

The 2016 Budget announced funding for a number of programmes linked to the revenue from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy. The funding has been allocated to a number of programmes to support pupil health and wellbeing which include:

Doubling funding for the primary physical education and Sport Premium to £320 million a year from 2017.

Providing £100 million in 2018/19 for the Healthy Pupils Capital Fund.

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