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Pastic Bag Tax debated at Assembly

Roy Contributes to Plastic Bag Tax debate Ulster Unionist MLAs have successfully carried an amendment regarding the proposed tax on single use carrier bags. Speaking during the Stormont debate, East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs Jnr said: “It is important that we focus on the environmental aspect of the purpose behind the levy. Originally, there was talk about a green new deal but that has gone by the wayside. No funding from this issue will go towards the green new deal as there is no proposal for a green new deal at present. In any case, I am concerned about the economics and the figures that are coming out. The administrative costs will be £820,000 a year. Surely, we must look at that very carefully to see how we can better manage such a proposal so that we are not simply raising money for more bureaucratic systems. Also, on the issue … Continue reading

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