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How the UK Soft Drinks Levy reduced the population’s calorie intake

Dickson, Alex, Gehrsitz, Markus and Kemp, Jonathan (2021) How the UK Soft Drinks Levy reduced the population’s calorie intake. British Politics and Policy at LSE (13 Aug 2021). Blog Entry.

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Concerns about the health burden of obesity have prompted governments across the world to introduce sugar taxes. In March 2016, the UK Government announced a national Soft Drinks Industry Levy which was enacted in April 2018. Alex Dickson, Markus Gehrsitz, and Jonathan Kemp assess the effects of the levy by analysing data on the universe of soft drink sales in UK grocery and convenience stores. They find that product reformulation was the key driver behind large levy-induced calorie reductions.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2021 14:21
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 10:23

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