Liberal Democrats Would Extend 5p Single-Use Bag Charge

Nick Clegg, head of the Liberal Democrat party, has pledged that his party would extend a planned 5p charge levied on plastic bags to include all single-use bags in order to help the environment.

The plan is part of a proposed Nature Bill for the next parliament and aims to take another 3.5bn plastic bags and 328m papers bags out of circulation.

The Lib Dems have also announced their ‘five point plan’ for the future economy. This includes an expansion of the British Business Bank and the Regional Growth Fund – both of which aim to boost business investment – and providing businesses with monetary grants when taking on apprentices.

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