‘Meat tax’ which would almost double price of sausages should be brought in to save lives, say health experts

 A £2.50 packet of sausages would rise to £4.47 under the plans - Getty Images Contributor

Researchers at Oxford University set out to determine the level of tax needed to offset the healthcare costs of eating red and processed meat.

They calculated that increasing the cost of red meat by 14 per cent, and processed meat by 79 per cent would prevent the deaths of nearly 6,000 people each year and save the NHS nearly £1 billion annually.

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