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fat tax

A proposed tax, introduced in Denmark in 2011, on foods which are high (> 2.3% by weight) in saturated fat—e.g., meats, cheese, butter, edible oils, margarine and other spreads, and processed foods.
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The fat tax and the extension of the chocolate tax - the so-called sugar tax - has been criticised for increasing prices for consumers, increasing companies' administrative costs and putting Danish jobs at risk," News24.
Steve Webb, a Liberal Democrat pensions minister, called on manufacturers to put "less junk into the food" and even said of the fat tax, "it should certainly be looked at, but not as a tax-raising measure".
Mr Cameron's fat tax might make a good soundbite, but the problem is more complex and the solutions are equally complex.
We have a feeling that this FAT tax for its part will be met with a similar sort of attitude.
Denmark has introduced what is believed to be the world's first fat tax, applying a surcharge to foods with more than 23 % saturated fats, indicating that this should help combat obesity and heart disease.
Some researchers have studied the potential impact of a fat tax (e.
According to the airline, it was you, the consumer, who voted for this fat tax on its website after it launched a competition giving customers the chance to win free flights by coming up with strange new ideas to save or make the company money.
Today's study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, involved testing different economic models to work out how a fat tax may affect people's buying habits.
Further experimentation with a "fat tax" is required in order to be able draw stronger conclusions with regards to the ability of a fat tax to change behavior.
TONY BLAIR and Gordon Brown are locked in a bitter battle over Britain's new fat tax.
Blair wants Trade & Industry Secretary Patricia Hewitt to announce two headline-grabbing measures -a fat tax on fast food and an inflation-busting rise in the minimum wage.