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Politics: World well being chiefs might value households £500 a yr with deliberate worth hikes on meals excessive in fats and sugar

GLOBAL well being chiefs are plotting meals “sin taxes” that might slap £500 a yr on household meals payments, it was claimed final evening.

A secret summit with the World Well being Organisation this weekend is meant to push governments to hike the costs of excessive fats and sugar meals.

World well being chiefs are plotting to hike the costs of fatty and sugary meals

The behind-closed-doors assembly at a five-star lodge in Switzerland on the banks of Lake Geneva has been arrange by billionaire tycoon Michael Bloomberg with the WHO.

WHO claims a 20 per cent improve within the worth of fizzy drinks would lower consumption by 20 per cent and increase well being – regardless of no proof proving sugar taxes cut back weight problems.

It follows a rising clamour of voices from campaigners together with chef Jamie Oliver for an extension of Britain’s sugar tax from fizzy juice to milkshakes, fruit juice and different so known as “unhealthy” meals.

Evaluation from revered assume tank the Institute of Financial Affairs confirmed t a 20 per cent tax on the meals and drinks excessive in fats, sugar, salt or energy would value a typical British household £458 further per yr.

Billionaire tycoon Michael Bloomberg is alleged to have arrange the assembly in Lake Geneva

Consultants stated that will hit the financial system by as a lot as £12.4bn yearly.

Final evening Christopher Snowdon from the Institute of Financial Affairs assume tank branded the assembly a “planning session organised by the richest of the wealthy for a worldwide assault on the poor”.

And he urged Theresa May to disregard the marketing campaign.

He blasted: “Taxing the groceries of odd households will solely reach making them poorer, when all of the credible proof reveals that one of the simplest ways to enhance well being is to make folks richer.”

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“The assembly this weekend is likely to be intentionally behind closed doorways, however we all know what it’s about.

“It’s a planning session organised by the richest of the wealthy for a worldwide assault on the poor.

“Billionaire Mike Bloomberg appears decided to make use of his twilight years conducting a warped social experiment to make poor folks behave higher.”


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