Portugal's Socialist government will introduce a sugar tax on soft drinks in 2017 which is expected to raise 80 million euros ($88 million) for the nation's public health service, a budget bill presented Friday showed.
2016 could be the year of the sugar tax, as several large nations consider levies on sweetened food and drinks to battle obesity and fatten government coffers.
A combination of a carbon tax on food and sugary drinks could lead to health benefits, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and raise up to £3.6 billion in revenue, says a research.
Manufacturers of sugar-sweetened drinks in South Africa believe the tax could lead to job losses.
With its surprise move to tax sugary drinks, Britain joins several Western countries battling a key suspect in rising rates of obesity and diabetes, but...
British Prime Minister David Cameron is facing pressure to reverse his opposition to a sugar tax after the publication of a report that mooted a 10-20 percent levy to deal with childhood obesity.
British teenagers drink almost a bathtub full of sugary drinks each year, Cancer Research UK said on Tuesday as the charity urged the government to do more to improve children's diets.
Voters in four U.S. cities will decide on Tuesday whether they would like to tax sugary drinks, the latest in a series of such measures as officials and nutritionists seeks ways to address obesity, diabetes ...