The price of the average soft drink could soon be about to increase significantly in the coming months ahead as the Government have confirmed land to introduce a tax on sugary drinks.
The new tax which is set to affect prices across the board is being introduced in an effort to tackle childhood obesity.
It is understood leading figures within the Department of Health have pledged their support to the tax on such drinks, with health officials claiming the rise in price could help contribute to the fight against the child obesity epidemic.
However many have criticised the tax with many claiming it will make little to no difference given that children will continue to drink the products as long as their parents continue to purchase them.
The criticism of the plan had led for those to call on the Department of Health to issue the proper information to parents regarding the effects of soft drinks and what damage it causes to their child’s health.