Taking immediate steps to ease the cost-of-living crisis in the country, British Prime Minister Liz Truss is planning to scrap the sugar tax on soft drinks, reported The Times citing government official familiar with the development.
As per the news report, British finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng has issued orders to review the measures implemented to control obesity, a move that is likely to result in the removal of many of them.
In an interview with the Daily Mail in August, Truss stated that she would scrap plans to restrict the sale of drinks high in sugar and scrap levies imposed on these items.
She also stated that people don’t want the government to dictate what they should eat.
It must be noted that, last year after the independent National Food Strategy called for a sugar and salt reformulation tax, Britain’s former Prime Minister Boris Johnson rejected the idea. Experts had already warned that if the sugar tax comes into existence, low-income people will be majorly impacted by this decision.