4 June 2014
Responding to the Government’s plans to legislate for a 5p charge on carrier bags by next October, London Assembly Member Jenny Jones said:
“A charge on single use bags is desperately overdue and years behind other regions in the UK. However it should apply to all retailers, not just big supermarkets. Only a universal charge can achieve this clarity and consistency.
“In fact many trade bodies representing small retailers are opposed to the exemption as it is confusing for consumers”