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Next steps for plastic packaging tax

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HM Treasury has confirmed its intention to proceed with introduction of a tax on plastic packaging in April 2022.

Responses to consultation on the initial proposed design of the tax, held between February and May this year, indicated broad agreement to elements such as definitions of ‘plastic’, ‘packaging’ and ‘recycled content’, setting a flat rate per tonne, and charging the tax domestically at the point of production. However, most respondents opposed the proposal to not include filled packaging imports, and many disagreed with a single 30% recycled content threshold.

The government says it will set out next steps at Budget 2019, followed by consultation on the detailed proposals, before publishing draft legislation for consultation in 2020.


Issue: 1453
Categories: News