[PDF] The evidence on the effects of soft drink taxes

Source:
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Publisher:
Institute for Fiscal Studies
Publication date:
24 September 2019

Abstract

In this briefing note, we review the evidence on the effects of soft drink taxes, with a focus on its relevance to the UK context. As of August 2019, 50 jurisdictions levied taxes on soft drinks, many of which have been implemented in the past couple of years. We review all (to the best of our knowledge) published [1] studies that have carried out an ex-post analysis of the effects of soft drink taxes on prices or purchases [2] and are published in English (27 studies on 11 jurisdictions).