Changes to the UK Plastic Packaging Tax

UK Plastic Packaging Tax

The UK Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) came into force on the 1st of April 2022.

It applies to UK manufacturers of plastic packaging, importers of plastic packaging, business customers of manufacturers and importers of plastic packaging, and consumers who buy plastic packaging or goods in plastic packaging in the UK.

You can read more about the full background to the introduction & implementation of the UK PPT in one of our previous blogs, by clicking here.

UK Plastic Packaging Tax Updates

HMRC has now issued a notification to the packaging industry of an increase to the original £200 per tonne plastic packaging tax bill.

The taxation will now be set at £210.82 per tonne.

This means that any virgin plastic product ordered from the 1st of April 2023, will be subject to increased taxation.

At Hub Packaging, we are committed to providing the most cost-effective, sustainable wrapping materials on the market, without the need to increase the thickness of materials or compromise on performance, which adds further costs to your operation.

If you do not wish to pay the increased tax, please get in touch and consider our range of 30% PCW stretch films, which are exempt from the PPT, as they are created using genuine post-consumer recycled waste.

Contact Hub Packaging for more information

Hub Packaging is one of Ireland’s largest suppliers of optimised packaging solutions.

We work with clients to help them drive through efficiencies and meet their sustainability targets whilst reducing costs. Our objective is to help you to reduce and eliminate waste.

With the introduction of the UK Plastic Packaging Tax & the upcoming increase in the tax rate, we can offer a range of effective alternatives. Our range of environmentally friendly and sustainable pallet wrap solutions has helped a host of businesses move away from traditional pallet wraps to PPT-exempt products.

Get in touch with us today to speak with one of our packaging experts.


NI: +44 (0) 28 4175 4977

ROI:  +3531 866 0136


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