Soft Drinks: Taxation

Treasury written question – answered on 28th April 2021.

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Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Labour, South Shields

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding his Department has received from revenues from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy since that levy was introduced on 6 April 2018.

Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Labour, South Shields

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding his Department has received from revenues from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy since that levy was introduced on 6 April 2018.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Exchequer Secretary, Minister for Equalities

The money raised through the Soft Drinks Industry Levy is not linked to any specific programmes, or departmental spending. Departmental spend is allocated through Spending Reviews, by the Treasury.

Since its introduction in April 2018, the provisional total for revenue raised from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy up to and including March 2021 is £878 million. This consists of the following amounts raised per financial year:

2018-19: £240 million

2019-20: £337 million

2020-21 (provisional): £301 million

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