Chancellor 'poised for fast food plastic tax'
Speaking to the Sun, Chris Snowdon of the Institute of Economic Affairs warned this would be a "slap in the face" for low-income people visiting chains like McDonalds, where it is expected any costs would be passed on to customers. He added, “If the government wants to encourage economic growth it should be cutting taxes, not discriminating against people on the basis of what they eat and drink.”
The tax is one of a number of ideas reportedly under consideration. The government recently set a target of eliminating single-use plastics from Britain within 25 years.