Well, after alleged attempts by politicians to bury it, the long-awaited report on reducing sugar consumption in the UK by Public Health England has finally been made public. (https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/470179/Sugar_reduction_The_evidence_for_action.pdf)
It makes eight recommendations in total - though the one that has caught the media's attention is recommendation five: "Introduction of a price increase of a minimum of 10-20% on high sugar products through the use of a tax or levy such as on full sugar soft drinks, based on the emerging evidence of the impact of such measures in other countries"
So would a sugar tax be a progressive policy that could nudge people into adopting healthy behaviours or an extra burden on people already suffering in austerity Britain?
I do find it disturbing that, if reports are right, David Cameron has dismissed the findings of the report without actually bothering to read it - it's only 48 pages long. So much for evidence-based politics