If you are a fan of salty and sugary foods, think again! Chances are you might have to pay some extra bucks for having your loved sugary and salty foods! Recently, some sources revealed that government is all set to introduce the ‘Snack Tax’. It will cause a spike in the prices of salty and sugary foods in order to hamper the ongoing growth of obesity across the country.
The said initiative by the government is an innovative stand against the ongoing obesity across the country. However, a ‘Snack Tax’ might only be applied to unhealthy foods in order to hamper the growth of existing obesity.
Additionally, a crucial stand for the national obesity crisis had to be taken if we see the current condition of the country. Britain has the third-highest obesity rate in Europe. About twenty-eight per cent of the population has been classified as obese.
So, as per the ‘Snack Tax’, we can estimate that the salt taxed at £6 per kilo and sugar taxed at £3 per kilo. The spiking rates of said foods would apply to the foods that are sold wholesale to numerous eateries and food manufactures.
Earlier, we have witnessed the sugar tax, which was introduced in the 2018 year for fizzy drinks.
So, if you have loved your go-to healthy me time with the salty crisp foods and aerated sugary drinks that we warn you, you better be ready to pay some extra charges to delight your taste buds!
The addition of ‘Snack Tax’ would, in turn, result in the raised prices of those particular products, so you would think twice before buying! A rough estimate of charges suggests that with every annual food bill, you might have to pay an extra £60. So, let’s say if there is a family of four people, it will have to pay about £240.
The said tax is just an initiative to cut out the growth of unhealthy eating across the country, and we can forecast that the companies might start to produce more healthy foods so that they can dough the tax.
It can be concluded that almost all the products that contain a high amount of salt and sugar would be affected by the snack tax; it includes many of your favourite pass time snacking foods such as crisps, jams, sweets and much more. The snack tax is a National Food Strategy published by the Prime Minister’s food tsar, Henry Dimbleby.
It is said the raised amount of ‘Snack Tax’ would be utilized for fruits and veggies prescriptions or for some cookery classes that will encourage people to gravitate more towards healthier eating.
The recent ‘Snack Tax’ strategy has been appreciated by many nutritionists and health practitioners; I hope it would be carried out well. The obesity rate would hopefully decrease in the coming years.