The UK sugar tax comes into force on 6 April 2018 meaning that drinks companies will be taxed according to how much sugar is in their beverages.
This new levy was announced by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his budget statement in 2017 as part of the government’s attempts to curb rising obesity levels and improve the population’s overall health.
Two categories of taxation are set to come into force; one being for the total sugar content on drinks with more than 5g per 100ml and then a higher levy will be imposed on drinks with 8g per 100ml or more. But essentially all sugary drinks will increase in price as of 6 April.
Luckily for us – and our customers – Nutra Kombucha typically contains less than 2g per 100ml so as well as being a delicious and healthy alternative to common fizzy sugary drinks, it is also sugar tax free!
You can read more about the new sugar tax here.