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3 Mar 2021

The key message to everyone is if you live a short distance from your school, college or university, consider walking or cycling.

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23 Feb 2021

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22 Feb 2021

The recycling scheme aims to reduce the tens of thousands of tonnes of scrap bike tyres and inner tubes that endup in landfill every year in the UK alone

18 Feb 2021

Leading industry bodies, including IRC members, have warned the Secretary of State that this notion puts the future of our town centres at serious risk

18 Feb 2021

Due to a stock clearance all Take it outdoors POS is now reduced to £0! All you need to pay for is postage

18 Feb 2021

From 1 June 2021 any UK businesses accepting online card payments must be ready to support SCA

17 Feb 2021

The Scottish Government Finance Secretary plans to extend 100% business rates relief for all retailers to cover all of 2021/22

17 Feb 2021

Sharpen up your employees' knowledge and skills in preparation for the peak cycling season.

16 Feb 2021

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Single Use Carrier Bags Charges to potentially be increased from April

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Political News

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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