Action on Sugar, the UK campaign group, is calling on the UK government to not only introduce a 20% tax on sweets, but also a ban on price promotions on confectionery.
“If we ban promotion of confectionery, we can create a strong incentive for both retailers and manufacturers to promote new and innovative products that are lower in sugar and calories”, says Kawther Hashem, of Action on Sugar. For the full article, follow this link.
Over 60% of UK confectionery volumes were sold on promotion during 2016. So called share bags are often sold for as little as 1£ each, offering a better value than individual sizes. According to a survey by the Grocer, more than one in five adults (22%) eat the sharing bags alone, with the figure rising to 35% among 16 to 24-year-olds.