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Sugar tax leaves another bitter taste as officials forced to amend Finance Bill

Errors in the rates for the new sugar tax forced Paschal Donohoe's officials to amend legislation

12th November, 2017
Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe

Paschal Donohoe’s officials had to amend their own key legislation after errors were found in the rates for the new sugar tax.

The new tax on sugary drinks was announced by the Minister for Finance in last month’s budget and is due to come into force next April. The cost of many well-known soft drinks will go up by between 10 and 30 cent depending on their size.

But the Finance Bill, which...

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