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Wanting to beat the bag charge? Shop local!

Published 27/10/2015 07:46:49

“I’m not paying 5p for a bag!”

We all might have heard someone say that in the last few days (or a few of us might have even uttered those words ourselves). But the 5p tax on plastic bags came into force in England this month (with people in Scotland and Wales already being familiar with this scenario!)

Although the charge is primarily for environmental reasons, there is one exemption to it, which we would like to highlight! The 5p levy does not apply when you shop at a small business (one which employs fewer than 250 members of staff). So if you are looking to avoid the additional charge, shop locally. Not only will you make this saving, but you’ll also be supporting a local business – and we only wrote last week how supporting small businesses is positive for the economy.

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