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 sold Gross proceeds of charge VAT Net 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

SCOTLAND 17,481,620 874,081 145,680 £728,401
WALES 7,860,445 393,022 65,504 £327,519
TOTAL 157,288,087 7,864,404 1,310,734 £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.