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Plastic Bag Tax Dodge Of The Week

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I have written before about the iniquity of the 5p tax imposed on plastic bags but I found a snippet in the news this week that warmed the cockles of my heart.

Card Factory, the rather down market purveyor of greetings cards, have found a loophole. If they snip off the handles on the plastic carrier bag, they don’t need to charge for it and, they claim, officials from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have confirmed that that is a correct interpretation of the law as it stands.

This sort of ingenuity is what has made this country what it is although I can’t see why shops just don’t use paper bags. The fight back continues!

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