The Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Coronavirus Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020

Jurisdiction: Northern Ireland

Commencement: 1st April 2020

Amends: Single Use Carrier Bags Charge Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013

Mini Summary

The Single Use Carrier Bags Charge Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2013 introduce a 5 pence charge to be applied to all single use carrier bags (supplied new) in Northern Ireland. The charge applies to all single use bags, including those made from plastic, paper, plant-based material and natural starch.


Single use carrier bags solely used to carry goods supplied by a seller for home delivery, as part of a grocery service, do not need to be charged for between 1st April to 30th September 2020. After this date, large retailers will need to once again charge for single use carrier bags used for home delivery.

This 6 month exemption has been put in place as part of the response to the Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic.


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