Taxing issue for fizzy drinks

New research has been published about the effects of taxing soft drinks with the aim of reducing obesity rates. We speak to Jon Griffin from Kent Scientific Services, Adam Briggs from Oxford University and Gavin Partington of the British Soft Drinks Association


Fizzy drink tax could cut obesity

Scientists and researchers from Oxford and Reading universities have called for a 20% tax on sugary drinks. They claim the levy would reduce the number of overweight and obese people in the UK by 285,000 over the next ten years.