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UK Sugar Tax

The UK Sugar Tax – An Update

Posted in on 13th April 2018

Soft Drink Industry Levy and Price Rises The long-anticipated tax on fizzy drinks has finally come into effect in the UK, meaning many soft drinks firms are now facing hefty tax bills on the high sugar-sweetened beverages they produce or import. The Soft Drinks Industry Levy (commonly referred to as ‘The Sugar Tax’) will add

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Sustainability Challenges Facing the Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry

Posted in on 6th April 2018

An Overview of the Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry Valued at USD 130.7 Billion in 2016, the global cosmetics and personal care product market is expected to grow with a CAGR between 4.7% and 5.3% from 2017 to 2023. Also referred to as the ‘Beauty Industry’, the market has successfully proven its ability to accomplish

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Easter Opening Times 2018

Posted in on 29th March 2018

HPS UK Office Our UK office will be closed over the Easter holiday period on the following days: Friday 30th March 2018  Monday 2nd April 2018  UK office opening hours will resume on Tuesday 3rd April 2018. HPS Australasia Office Our Australasia office will also be closed on the following days: Friday 30th March 2018  Monday

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HPS Appoints New System Designer Manager

Posted in on 19th March 2018

A Warm Welcome to Lawrence Dunn We’re delighted to announce that we’ve appointed Lawrence Dunn as System Design Manager of our UK and European operations. In this newly created role, Lawrence will be specialising in system design and will be helping HPS to develop optimal solutions that meet our client’s precise needs and solve their

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Sugar Tax – Will It Be Extended to Confectionery?

Posted in on 2nd March 2018

Is the Tax on Fizzy Drinks Just the Start? In the UK, the 2018 deadline for the ‘Soft Drinks Industry Levy’ is just around the corner. Better known as the ‘Sugar Tax’, the levy has already prompted many manufacturers to reformulate their product portfolio of beverages, so they fall below the tax threshold. Some manufacturers have

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