Improve health by applying VAT to some foods
This is the perfect way to improve public health and raise revenue.
Just apply the standard rate VAT to all processed or packaged foods while raw or basic ingredients remain tax free. The nation's eating habits will improve overnight!
However, the question is: how far is the govt in the pocket of the food production/supermarket industries? They have already sabotaged plans for the clear labelling of food products. Hmmmm……..
Why does this idea matter?
This is the best way I know of to improve the dire eating habits of the nation and help fill that budgetary black hole.