Sugary food and drinks duty could save millions in healthcare for Londoners

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Sugary food and drinks duty could save millions in healthcare for Londoners

Proposals to impose additional duty on sugary food and drink could save London millions in healthcare costs, according to new research.

According to a report by the Children’s Food Campaign, a duty of 20p on sugary drinks could reduce rates of diabetes, strokes, heart disease and bowel cancer - saving the NHS in London an estimated £39million. 

It added people in Croydon, Enfield, Southwark, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Hackney would benefit the most. 

Malcolm Clark, co-ordinator for the charity, joined Headline London to discuss more. 

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