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Single Use Carrier Bags Charges to potentially be increased from April

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The Plastic bagGovernment has laid the Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) (Amendment) Order 2021 legislation. If approved, it will come into force on 30th April 2021 in England only.

The legislation will increase the minimum amount that retailers must charge for a single use carrier bag (SUCB) from 5p to 10p. It will also extend the obligation to charge to SUCB to all retailers and will remove the exemption from airport retailers from charging for SUCB.

In the legislation, a SUCB is defined as ‘an unused bag made of lightweight plastic material with handles, other than an excluded bag'.

The amendment to the Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015 continues to provide smaller retailers with an exemption from reporting bags issued. Retailers with over 250 employees are required by law to record and report how many bags they sell.

The increased and extended charged aims to reduce the usage SUCB's and the litter associated with them whilst allowing for their continued use where necessary.

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