Single-use plastic bag charge to double to 10p and extend to all retailers

The government has confirmed small retailers that employ 250 people or less will no longer be exempt from the levy

Risk 5p plastic bag charge “will be watered down”

MPs today warned that letting small shop owners not use a 5p charge on plastic bags risks “diluting” plans to stamp out litter, waste and carbon emissions. The Queen’s speech confirmed a 5p charge on disposable bags will start from October 2015 in England, after a successful similar scheme in Wales. Scotland starts one in […]