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New 5p carrier bag charge: Everything you need to know

| blog, L&B World, UK | September 30, 2015

(Picture: PA)
(Picture: PA)

From next week, supermarket shoppers will have to pay 5p for single-use carrier bags under a new law that hopes to reduce litter and help the environment.

This is what you need to know.

What is happening?

The law requires all supermarkets and large stores to charge a minimum of 5p for every single-ujse bag they hand out.

When does the new law come into effect?

English shoppers will start to be charged on 5 October

Does it apply to all retailers?

No. Only retailers with 250 or more full-time equivalent employees are required to comply with the law, and these retailers are judged by the size of the whole company, not the branch. Smaller businesses can introduce a charge if they want to. The Association of Convenience Stores… Read the full story


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