Plastics: Fees and Charges

HM Treasury written question – answered on 12th December 2017.

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Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Labour, Penistone and Stocksbridge

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the timetable is for proposed charges on single-use plastic items to come into effect; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Andrew Jones Andrew Jones The Exchequer Secretary

At the Budget, the Chancellor announced his intention to launch a call for evidence on whether the tax system or charges can be used to reduce the amount of single-use plastic we waste. Once we have analysed the responses to this call for evidence, the government will outline how we intend to proceed.

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