Get ready for the Plastic Packaging Tax

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Free webinars and guidance to help your business prepare for the upcoming Plastic Packaging Tax

The Plastic Packaging Tax will be implemented in the UK from 1 April 2022.

The Northern Ireland food and packaging industry is rapidly changing in response to consumer demand for more sustainable packaging. To meet this growing sustainability requirement there needs to be a closer collaboration between local government, research bodies, manufacturers, retailers and recyclers to identify innovative packaging solutions.

Guidance to help your business prepare for the Plastic Packaging Tax

If you are a business that manufactures or imports plastic packaging, including if you import packaging that already contains goods, there are things you should do now to prepare for the tax.

Read guidance on how to get your business ready for the Plastic Packaging Tax.

There are also a number of upcoming webinars to help your business understand how the introduction of the Plastic Packaging Tax could affect your business.

Webinar: Introduction to the Plastic Packaging Tax

This free webinar hosted by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) will highlight detail on the new Plastic Packaging Tax being introduced in April 2022 and what you need to do now if you produce or import plastic packaging.

Date: Wed 20 Oct
Time: 1:45 - 2:45pm
Register for this webinar.

Webinar: Food Packaging & the Plastic Packaging Tax

Invest Northern Ireland along with the College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise and the Northern Ireland Food and Drinks Association are actively encouraging collaboration by running a series of webinars entitled ‘The Future of Food Packaging'. The next webinar will focus on the implementation of the Plastic Packaging Tax.

Join Angela Colquitt and Hilary Pogson from HMRC, as they cover key elements and latest updates relating to the tax, as well as how businesses can prepare for the tax and next steps in the process. Phillip McMurray from DAERA will also cover what will happen next in regards to policy and legislation in Northern Ireland.

Date: Fri 22 October
Time: 10:00 - 11:30am
Register for this webinar.

Webinar: Admin and Technical Aspects of the Plastic Packaging Tax

This free webinar hosted by HMRC will cover the technical points about recycled plastic and exemptions from the tax. Topics will include:

  • exports and tax credits
  • supply chain responsibilities
  • types of recycling, calculating
  • evidencing weight of packaging
  • evidence for exemptions

Date: Tue 26 Oct
Time: 1:45 - 2:45pm

Date: Fri 12 Nov
Time: 11:45am - 12:45pm

Register for either of these webinars.

First published 11 October 2021