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Budget threatens to introduce bag tax

The Chancellor has confirmed in his 2008 Budget that he is ready to introduce laws on plastic bag charging.Alistair Darling, in his first budget speech, said that reducing the number of plastic bags would help tackle the issue of climate change and cut carbon emissions.He said: Given the damage the single-use carrier bags inflict on the environment, we want to be able to take action. We will introduce legislation to impose a charge on them if we have not seen ...