How will the tax and rebate work?
We will sit down with a panel of nutrition experts and improve the current front of pack labelling scheme so that it has 3 simple ratings based on their nutrient content:
Green = every day food like fruit and veges
Orange = sometimes food
Red = junk food
We will tax the junk food on a per gram basis so that there is an average price rise of 20%. The revenue will be collected and totalled. To disburse the money collected we will develop a 'Fly Buys' style card that rewards people every time they buy healthy food (rated green).
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