HM Treasury consultation: Plastic packaging tax

Released 09 May 2019

HM Treasury are seeking views on the design of the tax on plastic packaging announced at Budget 2018.

At Budget 2018, the Government announced that from April 2022 it would introduce a world-leading new tax on the production and import of plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled content, subject to consultation. The consultation outlines the Government’s proposal for how the tax will work and contains a number of questions relating to this. The consultation closes at 11:59pm on 12 May 2019. Responses can be submitted online at theDepartment for Environment Food and Rural Affairs wbsite or by e-mail to: or by writing to:

Plastic packaging tax consultation
Energy and Transport Tax team
HM Treasury
1 Horse Guards Road

For more information, see Open consultation Plastic packaging tax.

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