The Single Use Carrier Bags (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021: business and regulatory impact assessment

Final Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) for proposed changes to the Single Use Carrier Bags (Scotland) Regulations 2021.

11.0 Enforcement, Sanctions and Monitoring 

63. The proposed change to the Single Use Carrier Bags (Scotland) Regulations 2014 would not result in any changes to enforcement, sanctions and monitoring. The system would remain reliant on self-regulation on the grounds that retailers would want to be seen to comply with their duties under a high-profile policy. Annual reporting on numbers of bags dispensed and proceeds being donated to good causes will be an important way for retailers to demonstrate their compliance, as previously noted in the full BRIA accompanying the Single Use Carrier Bags (Scotland) Regulations 2014. It is therefore anticipated that no additional enforcement needs will arise.



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