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HMRC have issued a new policy paper ‘Get your business ready for the Plastic Packaging Tax’ advising businesses who will be affected by the new tax how to prepare for it.

The Plastic Packaging Tax is due to take effect from April 2022, though it is not yet law, and the details may still change. Its aim is to encourage the use of recycled rather than new plastic within plastic packaging and to promote increased recycling and collection of plastic waste, reducing the need for landfill and incineration.

The policy paper advises businesses to check now:

HMRC have promised more detailed guidance during 2021 ahead of the introduction of the tax in 2022.

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HMRC policy paper: ‘Get your business ready for the Plastic Packaging Tax’  


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