“We’re pleased to see the government move forward with the Soft Drinks Industry Levy  which is a  necessary measure to  help  decrease our sugar intake,  and reduce the burden of obesity  and  its devastating health complications.”

“Sugary soft drinks are currently the largest source of sugar for children, and this high sugar intake is driving the deadly obesity epidemic which costs our health service billions of pounds every year. Tackling obesity today will save money tomorrow.

“We support the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to help protect our children’s future health, and  make healthier choices easier for everyone.”