Is it fair for the government to make unhealthy food and drinks more expensive?
In April 2018, the "sugar tax" - officially the soft drinks industry levy - was introduced by the government.
This means that people in the UK could have to pay a bit more if they want to buy a drink that has over a certain amount of sugar in.
The tax applies to those who make the drinks - and some pass this cost on to the buyer, others have removed sugar so they don't have to pay.
This isn't a new idea: other products have a special extra tax, or "duty" placed on them - such as tobacco and alcohol. These can be bad for people's health so the government takes actions to keep people from having too much.
Is it fair to do this with sugary drinks, and foods? Add your comments below!
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