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UK sugar tax consultation launched

UK sugar tax: Government unveils plans and consultation

By Rachel Arthur

The UK government has confirmed details of its plans for a tax on sugar sweetened beverages, launching a consultation on the levy along with its long-awaited childhood obesity strategy today. 

'If [the UK government] cuts funding, you might find smaller areas like nutrition will be squeezed for bigger areas of science,' says senior nutrition researcher. ©iStock/MarianVejcik

UK criticised over EU research funding shortfall pledge

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The UK government’s promise to underwrite EU research funding post Brexit is welcome, but ultimately too short term, director of Newcastle University’s Human Nutrition Research Centre has said.

SMEs will be forced to shoulder the extra costs in the short-term. Photo: iStock / Evgeny Gromov

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Big Brexit headache for small business

By David Burrows

With the pound on its knees, frozen yoghurt lolly maker Claudi and Fin is staring a 13% price rise in the face next month. “In the short-term we expect to shoulder all of that,” said co-founder Meriel Kehoe.

Put the sugar tax on hold after Brexit, says FDF

Put the sugar tax on hold after Brexit, says FDF

By Niamh Michail

Industry group, the Food and Drink Federation, has called for the UK's sugar tax to be put on hold due to the economic fragility of the post-Brexit environment - but campaigners have slammed it as opportunistic.

The FDF has launched a six-point Brexit manifesto

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FDF launches six-step manifesto to ease Brexit

By Michael Stones

The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has launched a six-step manifesto to help Britain’s biggest manufacturing sector cope with Brexit – the “UK’s most significant peacetime challenge ever”, according to its director general Ian Wright.

'People will pay more for food. The British people have voted to raise the food prices,' says professor Tim Lang. Photo: iStock

Brexit Briefings: Interview

What are Britain's post-Brexit options and how will it impact industry?

By Niamh Michail

Rising food prices, watered-down safety standards, food law dictated by big businesses and a disastrous impact on public health. Professor in food policy Tim Lang looks at the options of a post-Brexit UK but sees little light at the end of the channel...

The BFAWU shows support for Corbyn in spite of a flood of Labour resignations

Food workers union backs Jeremy Corbyn

By James Ridler

The Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) has voiced strong support for embattled Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, after a wave of resignations from his shadow cabinet, including food and farming minister Kerry McCarthy.

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