Sugar tax and soft drinks in the UK

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Statista dossier on the sugar tax and soft drinks in the United Kingdom (UK)

This dossier contains a range of facts and figures on the incoming sugar tax and soft drinks in the United Kingdom (UK). The sugar tax, officially known as the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL), is expected to begin from April 2018 and consists of two bands: one for soft drinks containing more than five grams of sugar per 100ml and a higher band for drinks containing more than eight grams of sugar per 100ml. Beverages that are exempt include pure fruit juices, milkshakes and yoghurt drinks. This dossier addresses the effects of the sugar tax on society, retail and consumption, as well as public opinion on the matter.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Calorie intake from soft drinks and alcohol per capita per day Europe 2016

    • Soft drinks market share in the United Kingdom 2015, by type

    • Average soft drink price in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2015

    • Action to highlight sugar content in food and drinks in the United Kingdom 2016

    • Effectiveness of various measures for tackling obesity in the United Kingdom 2015

    • Effectiveness of taxing soft drinks in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015, by age

    • United Kingdom: share of soft drinks at major retailers in each sugar tax band 2016

  • 2. Sugar tax and soft drinks
    • Share of taxable sales volumes on beverages in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015, by type

    • Share of beverages contributing to sugar tax base in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2015

    • Share of beverages contributing to higher sugar tax band United Kingdom (UK) 2015

    • Share of beverages contributing to sugar levy revenues United Kingdom (UK) in 2015

    • Change in contribution of soft drinks to GDP after sugar tax United Kingdom (UK) 2015

    • Contribution of soft drinks industry to employment post sugar tax United Kingdom 2015

    • Change in contribution of soft drinks industry to GDP after sugar tax UK 2015

  • 3. Effects on retail
    • United Kingdom: share of soft drinks in each sugar tax band 2016, by retailer

    • United Kingdom: change in average price of soft drinks after sugar tax 2016

    • United Kingdom: share of own label soft drinks in each sugar tax band 2016

    • United Kingdom: effects of Sugar Tax on retailers' own label soft drinks prices 2016

    • Expected change in sales volume of beverages after sugar tax United Kingdom (UK) 2015

  • 4. Effects on consumption
    • Consumer attitudes towards sugar in soft drinks in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

    • Consumer opinions on unhealthy soft drinks in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

    • Most popular soft drinks for applying sugar tax in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

    • Effects of price increases on soft drinks due to sugar tax UK 2016

    • Effects of price increases on soft drinks due to sugar tax UK 2016

    • Expected change in consumption of beverages after sugar tax United Kingdom (UK) 2015

  • 5. Consumer insights
    • Support for 'health tax' on sugary soft drinks in the United Kingdom (UK) 2015

    • Public opinion: policy support for higher tax on soft drinks in the UK 2016

    • Public opinion: soft drink sugar tax would reduce obesity in the United Kingdom 2015

    • Public opinion: soft drink sugar tax would be unfair in the United Kingdom 2015

    • Opinion: soft drink sugar tax would unfairly penalise others in the UK 2015

    • Public opinion: soft drink sugar tax would be a rights infringement in the UK 2015

    • Public opinion: sugar tax on products other than soft drinks in the UK 2015

    • Public opinion: sugar tax would increase substantially over years in the UK 2015

  • Language: English
  • Released: January 2017
  • Source(s): Statista
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