Have your say on the soft drinks levy

The soft drinks levy, sometimes known as the sugar tax, is a new levy that applies to the production and importation of soft drinks containing added sugar.

The levy will apply to the producers and importers of these types of drinks. It will have a lower rate which will apply to added sugar drinks with a total sugar content of 5g or more per 100ml and a higher rate for drinks with 8g or more per 100ml. It will not apply to any drink where no sugar is added. The levy will come into effect in April next year.

And now secondary legislation for the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL) has been published in draft, for consultation, here.

You can email any consultation responses here.

The closing date for any responses is December 8 2017.