Soft Drinks Industry Levy

Implemented in April 2018, the SDIL applies a tiered tax on soft drinks with 5g or more of sugar per 100ml. It aims to encourage manufacturers to reduce the sugar content of their drinks through voluntary reformulation.

By February 2019, only 15% of soft drinks were liable for the levy, compared to 52% before its announcement in 2015. This equates to a fall in average sugar content in soft drinks of 29%.

More information can be read on page 39 of the Turning the Tide Report.

Turning the Tide