Soft Drinks: Taxation

Treasury written question – answered on 18th January 2022.

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Photo of Munira Wilson Munira Wilson Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how revenue from the Soft Drinks Levy was allocated in financial years (a) 2018-19 (b) 2019-20 and (c) 2020-21 .

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately The Exchequer Secretary

The Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) is not formally linked to any individual spending programme.

However, the government will continue to invest in supporting public health and tackling obesity, including the Department for Education’s Holiday Activities and Food programme, which was extended by £200 million per year at the 2021 Spending Review, and the £320 million per year PE and Sport Premium.

The money allocated to these causes exceeds the revenue raised by the SDIL.

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