Labor's position is similar, while the Greens have endorsed a 20 percent increase on sugar-sweetened drinks as part of a broader obesity prevention strategy.
Insight from our suppliers has suggested that products which contain the highest amounts of sugar could see a percentage increase for operators of up to 35%, albeit on low volume items.
The move aims to help tackle childhood obesity.
Despite the tax on a large size soft drinks container being the same as the duty on many beer cans, HMRC's assessments show no funding was made available to enforce the new legislation. The Soft Drinks Industry Levy, which was announced in 2016, will be applied to drinks manufacturers.
MailOnline has today broken down what the sugar tax means to consumers - calculating roughly how much prices will go up.
The new measure, created to tackle the obesity crisis, will apply a levy of 18p a litre to drinks with more than 5g of sugar per 100ml and 24p for those containing more than 8g per 100ml.
The new levy will not be paid on milk-based drinks and fruit juices.
Health campaigners hope the tax will mark the start of a more ambitious government obesity policy, including tighter measures to regulate the advertising of junk food. Daniel Pryor of the Adam Smith Institute think tank blasted the "paternalistic" sugar tax, saying: "Our poorly-designed, paternalistic sugary drinks tax will hurt poor people".
It is also expected to raise more than £275m per year for the Treasury.
When the company revealed the change there was uproar, and people were reportedly stockpiling the drink before the tax kicked in.
Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, chair of the Royal College of Global Positioning System, said: "A tax on sugary drinks is a positive move forward in tackling this obesity epidemic". However, a FactCheck conducted by TheJournal.ie found that, while consumption might be reduced, the net effect on obesity rates was negligible. Many argue that having a Coke or whatever other sugary drink is a personal choice and shouldn't be taxed - however, similar taxes have always been applied to alcohol and tobacco (among others) in most parts of the world.
Tesco said it would continue to stock a full range of branded drinks, which could be more expensive or come in a smaller serving size, but estimated 85% of all the drinks it sells would be exempt from the levy.
Uncompromising opponent of racial-segregation system maintained ties with Nelson Mandela despite their divorce in 1996. In 1985, she defied government orders and returned to her Soweto home after her Brandfort house was firebombed.
Australia trails South Africa by 294 runs. "He has said to me that CA will be responding decisively‚ as they should". India, in protest, ensured that the last Test lost its official status as an worldwide match.
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The iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini 3 or an iPod Touch users can not enjoy the game. A researcher from the United Kingdom is arguing that Fortnite , Epic Games' sandbox survival game, isn't addictive.
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China disagrees with the ESA with its space agency predicting reentry between April 1 and April 2, either Sunday or Monday. China's defunct space lab, Tiangong-1, should fall to Earth over the weekend, according to a BBC News report on Friday.
The film earned praise for its progressive values, mostly black cast, sympathetic portrayal of African cultures, and performances. The Ryan Coogler-directed flick has officially just become the highest-earning superhero movie of all time domestically.
Astronomers pouring over old x-ray observations have found signs of a dozen black holes in the inner circle of the Milky Way. First, their mass tends to pull them to the centre. "Isolated, unmated black holes are just black-they don't do anything".
The recent advent of internet penetration due to cheaper data will help Google to realise the maximum potential of the products. Launching a cheaper Pixel phone in regions such as India could provide a big boost for Google's fledgling Android smartphones.
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Cynthia Nixon: Trump's Win Inspired Me to Run for NY Gov
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