22 February 22            

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs has published guidance on the new Carrier Bags Charging Legislation: The guidance:

  • highlights the key messages of the charging arrangements
  • provides some detail on the charging requirement
  • deals with exemptions from the charging requirement
  • deals with the arrangements for payment of net proceeds of the levy to DAERA
  • summaries the record-keeping requirements
  • explains the civil sanctions that DAERA can apply in the event of failure to comply with the requirements of the regulations

Further information on the Guidance is available here http://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/Guidance_on_Carrier_Bags_Charging_Legislation_in_NI