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meat tax and sin tax coming to UK ?

Post by yartims » November 7, 2018, 7:07 pm

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/heal ... 20601.html

Meat tax: Raise price of sausages, bacon and burgers by nearly 80 per cent to save lives, study says

Price hike would offset cost of current meat eating to national health systems and help change public behaviour in similar way to smoking tax, research suggests

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Post by yartims » November 7, 2018, 7:18 pm

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/201 ... ught-save/

A ‘meat tax’ which would almost double the price of a packet of sausages should be brought in to prevent thousands of Britons dying each year, health experts have said.

Researchers at Oxford University set out to determine the level of tax needed to offset the healthcare costs of eating red and processed meat.

They calculated that increasing the cost of red meat by 14 per cent, and processed meat by 79 per cent would prevent the deaths of nearly 6,000 people each year and save the NHS nearly £1 billion annually.

It would mean a £2.50 packet of sausages would rise to £4.47, and a fillet steak increase from £5.50 to £6.27.

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Re: meat tax and sin tax coming to UK ?

Post by Sateeb » November 7, 2018, 7:19 pm

More scare mongering Izzy,... Relax.

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Post by Giggle » November 7, 2018, 7:20 pm

Preventing deaths saves the NHS money? They're going to get sick and die anyway, but there will be more of them to care for in the meantime.

Great plan.

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Post by Bonanza » November 7, 2018, 11:32 pm

Fascinating info .........................................but not quite sure how that will affect us here in Udon?

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Post by saint » November 8, 2018, 9:50 am

Do not mention sausages !!!!

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Post by dunroaming » November 8, 2018, 12:57 pm

Saint did u watch Ester Rantzens that's life? The episode with the talking dog just asking not saying s......

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Post by tamada » November 8, 2018, 4:56 pm

Why can't government mandarins just admit that the decrepit and increasingly unfit for purpose NHS is no longer the wonderful thing that they brought to the people in 1948? It needs a deep review of its raison d'être including a total fiscal restructuring to remain a financially viable enterprise rather than dreaming up fanciful, selective and frankly punitive 'taxes' on the people that they are supposed to be keeping healthy?

Start by trimming some of these overheads instead of boasting about them?

"The NHS employs more than 1.5 million people, putting it in the top five of the world’s largest workforces, together with the US Department of Defence, McDonalds, Walmart and the Chinese People’s Liberation Army."

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/about-the-nhs/the-nhs/

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Re: meat tax and sin tax coming to UK ?

Post by tamada » November 8, 2018, 4:58 pm

Bonanza wrote:
November 7, 2018, 11:32 pm
Fascinating info .........................................but not quite sure how that will affect us here in Udon?
Well, if you're a Brit and can no longer afford to pay for a long-stay extension here and have to go back home...

It is a health issue but maybe better situated in the home country forum... if such a thing exists?

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