Meat tax may be necessary, says Government’s food tsar

Meat tax may be necessary, says Government’s food tsar

In a leaked draft report seen by The Sun, Henry Dimbleby warned a meat levy may be on its way but should be avoided in the short term.

The newspaper reported that a tax on products such as burgers, sausages, chicken nuggets, ham and bacon ‘may be necessary’ in order to help tackle climate change.

According to The Sun, Dimbleby is expected to tell Prime Minister Boris Johnson that a tax should not be introduced in the near future, however, ‘because it may spark uproar’.

Sources told the newspaper that the report was “still a work in progress” but didn’t deny that higher meat prices may be suggested.

Dimbleby is the independent lead on the National Food Strategy, an independent review commissioned by the Government, which published its first report last year. Part two of the strategy is expected to be published by the end of July.

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