Ireland officially announces their sugar tax plan…

By Phoebe McCreath |

Keys2words - Ireland officially announces their sugar tax plan…

  • As global momentum builds, we’re so pleased to see more countries push ahead with plans for a sugar tax!
  • And, Ireland has just announced details of their .
  • In case you missed it, we’ve also relaunched to get the sugar tax across the line here in Australia!

Ireland recently released their 2018 tax budget, which includes their plans to implement a from April 2018.

, Ireland’s sugar tax will and includes two tax bands – drinks with between 5g–8g of sugar per 100ml will be taxed at , and drinks with over 8g of sugar per 100ml will be taxed at .

So, what does that look like? A Coca-Cola Classic, with will sit in the higher tax band of 30 cents per litre. But, as Fanta Orange contains , it will be taxed at the lower rate of 20 cents per litre. This equates to around .

It’s estimated that the sugar tax will raise a whopping every year.

Many health boards are praising the new tax with calling this, “A landmark day in the fight against obesity”. We couldn’t agree more!

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