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Carrier Bag Charge consultation launched

04 JANUARY 2019

On 27th December, the government launched a consultation on extending the English carrier bag charge to all retailers whilst increasing the charge to 10p. 

The consultation seeks views on:

  • extending the charge to SMEs (but without any reporting requirements)
  • increasing the charge to 10p
  • requiring “producers” of single use carrier bags to report the volume they place on the market (as an extension of existing packaging producer reporting obligations)
  • remove exemption from the 5p charge for retailers in security restricted areas at airports   

The consultation ends on 27th February.

 

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