Taxation on red and processed meat

Research released by University of Oxford suggests placing a tax on red and processed meat, similar to that placed on sugary drinks, with the intention to reduce the negative impacts that consumption of these products can have on health.

08/11/2018   by Joanna Gallagher  

Sugar sweetened drinks tax comes into effect in the Republic of Ireland

Today, 01 May 2018, the sugar sweetened drinks tax came into effect in the Republic of Ireland. The tax is one of a number of measures being implemented under ‘‘A Healthy Weight for Ireland – Obesity Policy and Action Plan 2016-2025’’ to reduce levels of obesity.

01/05/2018   by Anne Parle  

Soft-drinks Industry Levy in Northern Ireland

On 6 April 2018, a soft-drinks industry levy was introduced for Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom. The tax applies to sugary drinks that have an added sugar content of at least 5g per 100ml.

10/04/2018   by Anne Parle  

Sugar-sweetened drinks tax in the Republic of Ireland

The Department of Finance have provided an update on the introduction of a sugar-sweetened drinks tax in the Republic of Ireland. The tax was due to begin on 6 April but will now commence on the 1 May 2018.

10/04/2018   by Anne Parle  

Reduced consumption of sugary drinks in Mexico due to tax

A tax on sugar sweetened beverages was introduced in Mexico in 2014 and a new study shows a decrease in purchases of taxed beverages by 7.6%.

27/02/2017   by Niamh Dowling  

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