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Single Use Carrier Bags Charges to potentially be increased from April

9 Feb 2021

Legislation has been laid to increase the minimum amount that retailers must charge for a single use carrier bag from 5p to 10p from 30th April 2021

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Retailers Plea to Prime Minister to Legislate Against Shopworker Abuse

5 Feb 2021

Over 65 retail organisations, including many members of the IRC, have written to the Prime Minister raising concerns of increasing instances of violence and abuse against shopworkers
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BNPL firms to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority after warnings of "unseen debt"

3 Feb 2021

Buy now pay later (BNPL) firms such as Klarna and Clearpay are to be regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority after a report warned of the risk of people running into "unseen debt".
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2021-22 Scottish Government Budget Briefing

28 Jan 2021

'Exceptional circumstances require an exceptional response'
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Social Media Guide Where should you put your efforts in 2021

28 Jan 2021

Maybe* have released a personalised Social Media Guide for 2021.
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A quick and easy guide to Click and Collect for retailers

21 Jan 2021

The following quick and easy guide to Click and Collect can be used by all retailers, even if those that don't have an ecommerce platform
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Urgent demand from MPs to regulate Buy Now Pay Later firms

21 Jan 2021

The call to regulate BNPL firms like Klarna, Laybuy and Clearpay is now supported by 70 MPs, with many arguing that the FCA review is too lengthy and could leave consumers drowning in debt
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2021 Valentine's Day Toolkit for card retailers

19 Jan 2021

The Greeting Card Association (GCA) have created a 2021 Valentines Day Toolkit, with the aim of helping retailers promote Valentine's Day in their stores and online.
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Welsh Government introduces Clean Air Bill & report on impact of lockdown on air quality

18 Jan 2021

The Welsh Government has published a white paper setting out its plans for a Clean Air (Wales) Bill, to protect the health of the nation and ecosystems from pollutants in the... Read more…

Insurers pay tens of thousands to small businesses for Covid lockdown losses

15 Jan 2021

Following today's Supreme Court ruling tens of thousands of small businesses will receive insurance payouts covering losses from the first national lockdown.

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Single Use Carrier Bags Charges to potentially be increased from April

Posted on in Business News, Cycles News, Political News

The Plastic bagGovernment has laid the Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) (Amendment) Order 2021 legislation. If approved, it will come into force on 30th April 2021 in England only.

The legislation will increase the minimum amount that retailers must charge for a single use carrier bag (SUCB) from 5p to 10p. It will also extend the obligation to charge to SUCB to all retailers and will remove the exemption from airport retailers from charging for SUCB.

In the legislation, a SUCB is defined as ‘an unused bag made of lightweight plastic material with handles, other than an excluded bag'.

The amendment to the Single Use Carrier Bags Charges (England) Order 2015 continues to provide smaller retailers with an exemption from reporting bags issued. Retailers with over 250 employees are required by law to record and report how many bags they sell.

The increased and extended charged aims to reduce the usage SUCB's and the litter associated with them whilst allowing for their continued use where necessary.

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