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Carrier Bag Charging - Wales

Compulsory Charges for Carrier Bags

Compulsory carrier bag levies are in place in Wales under which Poundworld charges a minimum of 5p for ‘single use carrier bags’.

Poundworld is 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 Poundworld Retail Ltd.

Record for the period 7 April 2016 to 6 April 2017

Number of chargeable bags supplied: 876,805

Total amount received from the sale of chargeable bags: £43,840.25

Total amount received from the 5p charge: £43,840.25

Net proceeds of the charge: £35,072.20

Difference between the total amount received from the sale of bags and the net proceeds is made up of the following: VAT: £8,768.05

We have donated the net proceeds of the charge in full to Marie Curie Wales.

For more information about the work that Marie Curie does in Wales visit www.mariecurie.org.uk

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