Mandatory carrier bag charges will be introduced in England on the 5th October 2015

If you’re a large retailer the minimum price is 5p for most single-use plastic carrier bags. If you’re a small or medium-sized business (with less than 250 employees) you don’t have to charge, but you’re free to do so voluntarily. If you’re already charging 5p or more for bags you don’t need to charge an extra 5p. For more information please click here.