United Kingdom – New tax on plastic packaging

From April1 2022, companies importing or manufacturing plastic packaging in the UK will be subject to a new tax, Plastic Packaging Tax .

Who is affected ?

Companies :

  • Planning to import or manufacture at least 10 tonnes of plastic in the UK in the next thirty days
  • Have imported or manufactured at least 10 tonnes of plastic in the UK in the last 12 months.

How much is the tax ?

The rates applicable to this tax are as follows :

  • From the 1stst April 2022 to March 31, 2023    £200 per tonne
  • Since the 1ster April 2023 : £210.82 per tonne

To find out more about the plastic packaging concerned, consult the HMRC leaflet here .  You can also register on the HMRC website to pay this tax. here

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