UK: Tax on fatty foods proposed to fight obesity
The British Medical Association has proposed a 17.5% Value Added Tax on foods with a high fat content in a bid to fight obesity in the UK. A GP's conference this week is set to discuss a motion by Dr Martin Breach which was quoted by BBC News Online as saying: "Given the epidemic of obesity related disease in the UK, this conference strongly supports the concept of a tax on saturated fats, in effect a VAT on fat."
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