http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-34514350 "Advisers told the Commons Health Select Committee that studies suggested a tax of 20p per litre on sugar-sweetened beverages would prevent 180,000 cases of obesity in the UK and raise between £300m and £1bn of revenue." 20p per litre doesn't sound like much of a deterrent. Should the tax be in line with the level of tax on alcohol and tobacco? P.S TES, I spelt litre correctly, but your spellchecker thinks I didn't. Might I remind you that as part of the EU and subject to using metric measures, the British know how to spell this word better than the Yanks.