Campaign group Action on Sugar (AoS) is urging the next Government to also implement a mandatory sugar levy on all confectionery products that contain high levels of sugar to ensure maximum impact to help tackle the obesity and Type 2 Diabetes crisis.

Action on Sugar is requesting that the so-called “Sugar Tax”, as already approved by HM Treasury for sugar-sweetened soft drinks, is mandatory for all confectionery produced by manufacturers and retailers (set at a minimum levy of 20%), including those products sold in coffee shops and restaurants.

“Chocolate and sweet confectionery contributes 9% total sugar to the diets of children (4-10 year olds) and…