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The South African National Treasury has issued a list of questions and answers on the changes to the proposed tax on sugar-sweetened beverages that were introduced in the recently announced 2017-18 Budget. Read Full Story
Canada's Northwest Territories will introduce a sugary drinks tax in 2018-19. Read Full Story
With talk beginning in the new Congress of a repeal of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, the US Chamber of Commerce has urged the immediate elimination of the health insurance tax as an immediate necessity. Read Full Story
An Australian excise tax on sugary drinks could raise around AUD500m (USD372.2m) a year, according to a new report from the Grattan Institute, a think tank. Read Full Story
The Australian Medical Association has recommended that the federal Government develop an obesity strategy that includes a sugar tax. Read Full Story
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that taxing sugary drinks can lead to lower consumption and help to reduce obesity, type-two diabetes, and tooth decay. Read Full Story
The Irish Government is consulting on plans to introduce a tax on sugar-sweetened drinks from April 2018. Read Full Story
The Irish Government will develop proposals for a levy on sugar-sweetened drinks as part of its obesity action plan. Read Full Story
The UK's proposed new Soft Drinks Industry Levy "will come as an additional tax on pubs," according to Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association. Read Full Story
The UK's proposed Soft Drinks Industry Levy will fuel inflation, cost the Government more than it brings in, and have little impact on obesity, according to a new report from the Institute of Economic Affairs. Read Full Story
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