Carrier Bag Charging in the UK - Morrisons Corporate

Single Use Carrier Bags - Statutory Reporting 2018

Italic text = 2016/17 figures

Carrier bags sold in the period from 7 April 2017 to 6 April 2018

 No. of single use bags soldGross proceeds of chargeVATNet proceeds
ENGLAND

£130,540,076

144,836,755

£6,527,004

£7,241,837

£1,087,834

£1,206,972

£5,439,170

£6,034,864

ONLINE

52,731,124

46,671,895​

​​£2,636,556

£2,333,594

£149,239

£132,090

£2,487,317*

£2,201,504

SCOTLAND17,481,620874,081145,680£728,401
WALES7,860,445393,02265,504£327,519
TOTAL157,288,0877,864,4041,310,734£6,553,671

*£2,154,966 ​was used to support the recycling incentive we offer to our online customers. The remaining £332,351 was used to support the Morrisons Foundation.

Online

Bags charged for use in our stores attract VAT at the standard rate of 20%. The net proceeds from bags sold in store were donated to the Morrisons Foundation and our national charity partner, CLIC Sargent (the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people). Bags charged for use in our online operations attract VAT at a blended rate agreed with HMRC (hence the reported figure of VAT which does not equate to 20% of net proceeds). After the deduction of a blended rate of VAT from the charge applied in our online business, net proceeds equate to £2,487,317​. £2,154,966 ​was used to support the recycling incentive we offer to our online customers. The remaining £332,351 was donated the Morrisons Foundation.