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>> Britain has joined a number of countries stepping up the fight against sugar. On Friday, it introduced a sugar tax that will see consumers pay as much as 24 pence, or $0.34, more for sugary drinks. The UK joins a number of Scandinavian countries to introduce the tax, with similar levies in France, Hungary and Mexico.
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The government has pledged to use the money generated from it on school's sports and breakfast clubs. But it may not be as much as originally expected. Since the plans were announced in March 2016, leading brands, such as Lucozade, Ribena and Fanta have reformulated their products so that they fall below the threshold.
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As a result, the government now expects it to only sweeten the economy by about 240 million pounds, or $340 million US, less than half of what was originally forecast.