News > Plastic bag charge to double to 10p in all shops in England

Plastic bag charge to double to 10p in all shops in England

07/05/2021 06:51 PM | Click to read full article

The single-use carrier bag charge will rise from 5p to 10p and be extended to all businesses in England from 21 May. The government said all stores, including corner shops, will now have to apply the charge from that date.

By extending the charge to all retailers, the government hopes the use of single-use carrier bags will fall by 70-80% in small and medium-sized businesses.