IPA reacts to Government review of anti-obesity strategy

Restrictions would do nothing to address the problem of childhood obesity.

IPA Director of Legal & Public Affairs, Richard Lindsay reacts to the news that the Government is reviewing its anti-obesity strategy.

Says Richard Lindsay, Director of Legal & Public Affairs, IPA:

"A review by the new Health Secretary of the HFSS advertising restrictions on TV and online, introduced by the previous Government, would be very welcome. We have always been clear that, based on that Government’s own evidence, the restrictions would do nothing to address the problem of childhood obesity that all of us want to solve, but would have a damaging impact on businesses. That we are still waiting for a Government consultation to provide details of the restrictions just adds to the uncertainty for businesses."

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Last updated 07 December 2023