Welsh Carrier Bag Savings

In October 2011 new legislation was passed requiring all retailers in Wales to charge 5p for each single-use carrier bag supplied to customers.

Blakemore Retail has chosen to donate all of the money raised from April 2013 onwards to the Blakemore Foundation.

Please see our Welsh Carrier Bag Annual Report for 2013/14 below.  


Blakemore Retail Ltd

Carrier Bags Record for the Period 07 April 2013 – 06 April 2014

Number of chargeable bags supplied:




Total amount received from the sale of bags:



[1,268,135 x 5p]

Net proceeds of the charge:



[£63,406.75 - £10,535.46 - £24,865.30]


Blakemore Retail donated the net proceeds from 2013/14 to the Blakemore Foundation.
The difference of £35,400.76 between the total amount received from the sale of bags and the net proceeds of the 5p charge is made up of the following costs:

  •  Informing the public about the charge: £0
  •  Compliance costs: £0
  •  VAT: £10,567.79
  • Packaging costs: £24,865.30