Compulsory charge for single-use carrier bags
By: Liz Hill Date: 18 September 2015
The Government is to introduce a compulsory charge for single-use carrier bags from 5 October 2015.
The charge will be 5p including VAT per bag (4.17p + 0.83p VAT). The new charge will apply to any business (with more than 250 full time employees) which sells goods and supplies carrier bags to its customers.