BOMSS responds to the sugar tax

In response to the introduction of a sugar tax on soft drinks, announced in the Budget, Mr Roger Ackroyd, president of BOMSS, said: “A focus on the problem of drinks with a high sugar content and little or no nutritional value is welcome – but it should be part of wide and coherent strategy to tackle rising levels of overweight and obesity across society which robs people of their health and places such a financial burden on the health service.”