Conservative MPs revolted against the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, saying that enforcing the restrictions will worsen the cost-of-living crisis.
However, last night it was reported that the implementation of multi-buy limitations for products rich in fat, salt, or sugar would be delayed for a year.
Conservative MP Esther McVey applauded the reassessment and called for the legislation to be permanently repealed. “The Blue Collar Conservative Group has been campaigning on this for a long time,” she said.
“Thank goodness for common sense, because how could the government ban ‘get’ in the middle of a cost-of-living crisis?”
“I was opposed from the beginning and made my feelings known at the highest levels.”
“People must have the freedom to make their own decisions, which includes taking advantage of any buy one, get one free or other special offers that may be available.”
“This should be scrapped permanently, not just postponed for a year.”
“We’re committed to doing everything we can to help people live healthier lives,” said Public Health Minister Maggie Throup.
“Pаusing restrictions on buy one, get one free deаls will аllow us to better understаnd their impаct on consumers in light of the world’s unprecedented economic situаtion.”
According to the administration, the decision was made in response to worries that rising global energy and food prices will exacerbate many people’s hardships. A promised ban on unhealthy food advertisements on television before 9 p.m. has been delayed until January 2024.
Restrictions on the placement of less healthy products in critical locations such as checkouts will continue to be implemented in October, as planned. Boris Johnson