Fat Tax

Could the EU implement a Europe-wide fat tax?

Could the EU implement a Europe-wide fat tax?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

European policymakers may be considering a Europe-wide fat tax in an effort to combat obesity – although such a move would be complicated and subject to considerable debate, according to Alberto Alemanno, associate professor of law at HEC Paris.

‘Fat tax‘ – why is Denmark such a quitter?

‘Fat tax' – why is Denmark such a quitter?

By Rod Addy

‘Fat tax’ is a neat thought, but like all simplistic ideas it falls down at the execution, as the progress of the policy in Denmark shows – it simply doesn’t work in practice.

David Cameron pledged to consider a fat tax to curb the UK's obesity crisis

Prime minister chews over UK fat tax

By Mike Stones

Prime Minister David Cameron is considering the possibility of introducing a Danish-style fat tax to tackle the nation’s £9bn obesity crisis.

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