Former chancellor criticises government delays on HFSS marketing ban

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Former chancellor George Osborne has said he is “disappointed” the government has delayed implementing its proposed marketing ban on foods high in fat, sugar and salt.

The former Tory frontbencher said it was “very disappointing” that a ban on advertising HFSS food products pre-watershed has been pushed back for a second time to 2025. 

The ban was originally intended to be implemented from January 2023, alongside restrictions on supermarkets offering ‘buy one, get one free’ deals on affected products. 

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