Rishi Sunak has delayed his ban on junk food deals until 2025, citing inflation and consumer choice as reasons. The ban aims to reduce obesity by limiting multi-buy offers on unhealthy products. Health campaigners are likely to be unhappy with the delay.
T he UK Government has announced a two-year delay to its planned ban on two-for-one junk food deals, which is a key anti-obesity measure.
The measure targets multi-buy promotions on products high in fat, sugar or salt (HFSS) and has already been postponed to October 2023.
The policy has now been delayed until October 2025 to avoid restricting consumer options while prices remain high. The government will continue to review the impact of the measure on shoppers and businesses.