From 1 October 2011, it is a legal requirement for all retailers in Wales to charge customers a minimum of 5p for each carrier bag they supply.
In accordance with the law, we charge 5p for every carrier bag supplied in Wales. Money raised from this charge will be equally distributed between two Welsh charities - World Wildlife Fund Cymru, who are working to protect the marine wildlife around the Welsh coastline, and Tŷ Hafan, who offer comfort, care and support for life-limited children and young people and their families.
From April 2012 we will publish on next.co.uk an annual summary of carrier bag sales in our branches in Wales.
Next (including Lipsy) Carrier Bag Charges in Wales:
1 October 2011 - 6 April 2012
Number of chargeable bags supplied
Total amount received from the sale of bags
VAT - 1p from each bag supplied
Net proceeds of the charge - donated to our chosen charities
Subsequent reporting years will run from 7 April to 6 April.
More information on the carrier bag charge is available at: www.carrierbagchargewales.gov.uk