Halt sugar tax introduction, urges food and drink industry

The UK food and drink industry is calling for the sugar tax to be mothballed as manufacturers face a shortage of workers, cost inflation and weak consumer confidence since the Brexit vote.

“The whole thing should be paused,” said Ian Wright, the director general of industry lobby group the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), whose members include the makers of Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Tango. “Confidence in the consumer goods market is very fragile and the government has promised not to impose any new burden on industry.”

Read Article By Zoe Wood (The Guardian)