Sugar Tax

The Sugar Tax

As from the 6th April 2018, the Government will introduce a new soft drinks industry levy which will apply to all soft drinks manufacturers and importers of soft drinks which contain more than 5gm sugar per100ml.

The lower rate of £0.18 per 1Ltr will apply to drinks which contain between 5gm-8gm of sugar per 100ml, and the higher rate of £0.24 per 1Ltr will apply to drinks which contain more than 8gm sugar per 100ml.

Example: Coca-Cola Cans 24 x 330ml contains more than 8gm of Sugar. Pack Contains 7.92ltr

7.92Ltr x £0.24=£1.90 Per Pack

£1.90 / 24= £0.08 Per Can

The goal behind the “Sugar Tax” is to combat obesity in children. The funds raised will be invested in sports for primary schools.

 

Products Increase Per Pack Ex. VAT Increase Per Serving Ex. VAT
Coke 24x200ml 1.15 4.8p
Coke Icon 24x330ml 1.9 7.9p
Coke Cans 24x330ml 1.9 7.9p
Coca-Cola Cherry Can 24x330ml 1.9 7.9p
Coke PET 24x500ml 2.88 12p
Coke PET 12×1.5ltr 4.32 36p
Coke 7ltr BIB 10.75 6.8p
Schweppes 1783 Crisp Tonic 24x200ml 1.15 4.8p
Schweppes 1783 Quench Cucumber Tonic 12x200ml 0.43 4.8p
Schweppes 1783 Golden Ginger Ale 12x200ml 0.43 4.8p
Schweppes 1783 Salty Lemon Tonic 12x200ml 0.43 4.8p
7up Cans 24 x 330ml 1.42 5.9p
Pepsi Cans 24x330ml 1.9 7.9p
Pepsi Icon 24x330ml 1.9 7.9p
Pepsi 7ltr BIB 10.75 6.8p
Britvic Tonic 7ltr BIB 10.75 6.8p
Britvic 55 Range 24 x 275ml 1.58 6.9p
Britvic Range 24 x 200ml 1.15 5.8p
Fever-Tree Range 24 x 200ml 0.87 3.6p
Belvoir Range 12 x 250ml 0.54 4.5p
Fentimans Range 12 x 275ml 0.59 4.8p
Fentimans Traditional Elderflower 12 x 275ml 0.79 6.5p
Fentimans Rose Lemonade 12 x 275ml 0.79 6.5p
Red Bull 24 x 250ml 1.44 6p

To find out more, please visit https://www.gov.uk/government/news/soft-drinks-industry-levy-12-things-you-should-know