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Corner shops and customers don’t need additional tax burdens


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Christopher Snowdon comments on plans to expand carrier bag charges to corner shops

Commenting on the Environment Secretary’s plans to double carrier bag charges and extend them to smaller shops, the IEA’s Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon said:

“The exemption for small shops reflected the fact that people don’t tend to take reusable bags with them when they pop into a corner shop. That was a sensible policy and it’s a shame the government has changed its mind and decided to burden corner shops and their customers with this regressive tax burden.”

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