14 May 2022

Delayed ban on junk food multi-buy deals criticised by campaigners

As rising food prices add to the strain on people already struggling to cope with the cost of living crisis, one response from the government has been to delay a ban on two-for-one offers on junk food and sugary drinks.

Ministers said they wanted to assess the impact of the move on families first.

But campaigners – including the chef Jamie Oliver, said it was a “wasted opportunity” to tackle issues like obesity and child health.