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Plastic Packaging Tax

Confident compliance with the plastic packaging tax responsibly. Leave it to Beyondly

HMRC introduced the plastic packaging tax in the UK on 1 April 2022, as part of the UK’s resource and waste strategy to encourage the usage of recycled material in plastic packaging in the UK.

Plastic packaging components manufactured in and imported into the UK are liable for a specific material tax at £217.85 per tonne (as of 2024) where it does not meet a minimum recycled content of 30% by weight. Businesses are exempt from paying the tax, if they manufacture or import less than 10 tonnes or plastic packaging in a 12-month period. 

The tax applies to plastic packaging on a per component basis. Multi-material packaging components are classed as plastic packaging if they are predominantly plastic by weight. 

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Beyondly help businesses to understand their tax liabilities and the overall effect of the tax on their business, including their financial, data and reporting obligation. Beyondly can identify key impacts and provide recommendations to allow your business to mitigate these increased costs.

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Quarterly submission support

Allow Beyondly to gather the data you need to complete your tax return. The Beyondly team can fulfil your plastic tax responsibilities by preparing your data ready for upload to the HMRC portal, enabling you to meet ongoing plastic tax requirements with ease.
Beyondly will screen your calculations and formulas to approve your tax liability date, total liability, and cost. Our review of your methodology will help to minimise the risk of non-compliance or financial penalty.

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Packaging recyclability – a complete packaging review!

From 2026 the harder to recycle packaging formats and materials will equate to higher EPR waste management fees for businesses. Changes to packaging takes time and requires input from varying teams, so Beyondly urge businesses to act now and review packaging recyclability.

We've always found Beyondly very easy to deal with, with prompt response to queries or requests and the explanations provided have always been really clear and easy to understand. Everyone we deal with is always friendly and helpful

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