Wales Carrier Bag Charging

For the period 7th April 2012 to 6th April 2013, Poundland has been required to charge a minimum of 5p for ‘single use carrier bags’ in retail stores in Wales.

Poundland is also required to publish the amount of ‘single use carrier bags’ put into the market in Wales along with associated costs. The following figures are applicable to Poundland for the period 7th April 2012 to 6th April 2013:

The number of chargeable ‘single use carrier bags’ issued 1,794,465
The gross sums received for ‘single use carrier bags’ 89,723.25
The gross proceeds for ‘single use carrier bags’ 89,723.25
VAT at 20% included in the 5p charge 14,953.88
Reasonable costs 0.00
The net proceeds less VAT and reasonable costs 74,769.37

For more information on the work the Cancer Research Wales undertake please visit:

http://www.crw.org.uk.

For a copy of the Regulations which govern this information and the need to charge please

see: http://www.legislation.gov.uk/wsi/2010/2880/contents/made.

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