Plastic bag charge for shoppers

Shoppers in England will face a 5p charge for plastic bags under a new Government plan announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

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Clegg to introduce 5p charge for plastic carrier bags

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg is set to release details of the scheme at his party's conference in Glasgow today. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Shoppers in England will face a 5p charge for plastic bags under a new government plan to be announced by Nick Clegg.

The scheme, intended to discourage the use of environmentally-damaging carrier bags, will be set out by the Deputy Prime Minister this weekend at the Liberal Democrat conference in Glasgow.

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