Plastic Packaging Tax Legislation started On 01/04/2022

Aston Berkeley, the IT solutions and support expert, is proud to announce that it is developing a brand-new programme to aid businesses affected by the introduction of the new plastic packaging manufacturing tax. 

The tax, which is being enforced by the UK Government from April 1, 2022, is set to affect businesses which manufacture or import 10 or more tonnes of plastic packaging within a 12-month period.  

Aston Berkeley is offering a state of the art add on to all Sage 50c users – which will provide a simple and cost-effective solution to the required legislation. 

What is Plastic Packaging Tax?

Planned since 2018, the plastic packaging tax is a government scheme which will impose a tax on the manufacture of plastic packaging with less than 30 per cent recycled content.  

From April 1, 2022, businesses will be required to keep records of weight details of each plastic packaging component, evidence of recycled content, and evidence of why any exemption applies.  

If the tax applies, it’s charged at £200 per tonne of packaging. The business must register ahead of the first quarterly recording period (June 2022) and a tax return must be filed.  

Plastic packaging with 30 per cent or more recycled content isn’t affected, but the use of all plastics must be logged by businesses.

Would you like to hear more details?

If you would like to hear more details about Plastic Packaging Tax and our new addon for Sage 50c please visit our article here about it or contact us on 01925 751 100 or via email