Explanatory Memorandum

Carrier Bags Act (Northern Ireland) 2014

2014 CHAPTER 7

28 April 2014

Commentary on Sections

Section 5 - Payment of the charge

Section 5 amends paragraph 4A of Schedule 6 to the 2008 Act.

Paragraph 4A provides that regulations may require a seller of carrier bags to pay the gross proceeds or the net proceeds of the charge to the Department. The amendment allows the Department to specify how, and at what intervals, the amount due is to be paid. It also gives the Department the power to impose interest payments, in the event of late payment.