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Is a `fat tax' the most appropriate method of addressing the issue of
obesity in the UK?
A fat tax is a tax that is placed upon fattening foods ­ it is an example of Pigovian taxation, a
fat tax aims to discourage unhealthy diets and offset the economic costs…

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information and education, not tax, is the way to advance consumer understanding of
healthy eating.

The main reason that our government will want to carry out this fiscal policy is to reduce the
exponentially growing strains and costs on the NHS. However due to the problems that
coincide with the…


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