Welsh Carrier Bags
Government legislation means that we are required to keep annual records relating to the single use carrier bags that we supply in our Welsh shops, showing what happens to any proceeds that we make if we charge for the bags. Here are our records for the period 01 October 2011 - 06 April 2012.
Number of chargeable bags supplied: 622,932
Total amount received from the sale of bags: £31,146.60
Total amount received from the 5p charge: £31,146.60
Net proceeds of the charge: £24,000.00
We donated the net proceeds to the South East Wales Rivers Trust for a project centred on the River Taff.
The difference of £7,146.60 between the total amount received from the sale of bags and the net proceeds of the 5p charge is made up of the following:
Costs of informing the public about the charge: £1,100.50
Compliance costs: £855
VAT included in the 5p charge: £5,191.10