Meat Tax: does tax have to be taxing?
Our May 2018 Business Forum considered the contentious issue of meat taxes.
Several food and drink taxes have been introduced in recent years, with varying degrees of success – from fat taxes in Denmark to a tax on high calorie foods in Mexico. The recent introduction of the sugary drinks levy in the UK begs questions such as ‘are such taxes effective’ and, if so, should meat be ‘next’? If not, what might be more effective in shifting towards healthier, more humane and lower environmental impact diets?