Jeremy Hunt accused of suppressing evidence on benefits of 'sugar tax'
Health secretary Jeremy Hunt is embroiled in a row with a Commons committee over suppressing evidence about the benefits of a “sugar tax”.
Health select committee chair Dr Sarah Wollaston has questioned whether political pressure has been exerted to prevent the release of a review by Public Health England (PHE).
The agency examined the merits of higher taxes on sugary drinks and sweets and other measures such as reduced standard portion sizes or action on discounted deals. A “sugar tax” is backed by many health experts, but ministers are thought to be resistant to the idea, preferring other... read more