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Cannan outlines sugar tax plans

Childhood health strategies to receive a boost

The Treasury Minister's promised a boost in funds for childhood health strategies once a new tax is brought in next year.

In the House of Keys this morning, Alfred Cannan was questioned about the introduction of a sugar tax on soft drinks on the Island.

A similar levy has been brought in across the water in a bid to cut sugar consumption.

Nutrition experts have praised the tax being implemented in the UK as a positive step in tackling obesity.

However, the sugar tax has been met with opposition by those who believe manufacturers of soft drinks will pass on the levy to consumers.

Mr Cannan outlined his plans in the chamber:

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