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Carrier bags: Queen’s Speech calls for retailers to get rid of their excess baggage

By Sally Mewies

The Queen’s Speech has confirmed that from October 2015 there will be a 5p tax on single-use carrier bags, bringing England in line with the rest of the UK.

England currently lags behind the rest of the UK when it comes to charging for carrier bags. Since 1 October 2011, Welsh retailers, regardless of size, have been obliged to charge consumers a minimum of 5p for each single-use carrier bag. Northern Ireland followed suit by introducing a 5p charge on 8 April 2013 and Scottish ministers recently voted to introduce a similar charge from 20 October 2014 in Scotland for retailers with 10 or more full-time employees…

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