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UK Government Confirms EPR one year delay

UK Government announces one year EPR delay

EPR delay

The UK government has announced it is delaying the extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging fees for a year, until October 2025.

An excerpt from the Circular on the EPR delay is below:

“The updated guidance confirmed that producers will not have to pay any fees in 2024, however, they are still required to follow the guidance and report packaging data for 2023. Producers must also continue to pay any fees due under previous regulations.

The announcement comes after media reports that the UK government were considering delaying the scheme.

Earlier this year, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) called on the government to “urgently rethink” its “fundamentally flawed” EPR reforms, stating that retailers are concerned that without “significant investment in recycling infrastructure in Britain”, households could be forced to foot the bill for EPR without seeing any meaningful improvements to recycling rates.”

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