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.

7.0 Consumer Assessment

57. Increasing the SUCB charge from 5p to 10p will affect the price consumers have to pay in order to purchase an SUCB from retailers of all sizes. 

58. The further reduction in SUCB use is expected to result in an increase in spending on small bin liners and BfLs, but this is expected to be more than offset in the long run by the savings made by reduced purchases of SUCBs, owing to re-use of BfLs. 



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