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UK Private Hospitals 'Benefit From Tax Windfall'

by Amanda Banks,, London

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The UK Government is facing calls to address imbalances in the business rates system that mean National Health Service Trusts are taxed more than many private hospitals. Read Full Story


Canadian FMs Discuss Taxation Of Cannabis

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Canada's federal, provincial, and territorial finance ministers have discussed the tax regime that will enter into force when recreational cannabis is legalized in July 2018. Read Full Story


Catalonia To Raise EUR40m From Sugar Tax

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Spain's Catalonia region, which comprises the Spanish cities Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Tarragona, has introduced a tax on sugary drinks, which is intended to raise revenue worth about EUR40m (USD44.8m). Read Full Story


Irish Beverage Council Slams Sugary Drinks Tax

by Jason Gorringe,, London

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Irish Beverage Council has said that the proposed tax on sugar sweetened drinks will fail to adequately tackle obesity. Read Full Story


South Africa Consults On Sugar Tax Amendments

by Lorys Charalambous,, Cyprus

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

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


Sugary Drinks Tax Proposed For Canada's Northwest Territories

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Canada's Northwest Territories will introduce a sugary drinks tax in 2018-19. Read Full Story


US Chamber Urges Health Insurance Tax Repeal

by Mike Godfrey,, Washington

Thursday, January 5, 2017

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


Think Tank Calls For Australian Sugar Tax

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, December 5, 2016

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


Australian Medical Association Calls For Sugar Tax

by Mary Swire,, Hong Kong

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Australian Medical Association has recommended that the federal Government develop an obesity strategy that includes a sugar tax. Read Full Story


World Health Organisation Backs Sugary Drinks Taxes

by Ulrika Lomas,, Brussels

Thursday, October 13, 2016

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



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