Following a number of concerns over the potential cross-contamination presence of mustard in some wheat coming into the UK from abroad.
In August 2020 the government announced that in 2021 the Single-Use Carrier Bag Charge would be increased to 10p and extended to all retailers in England. Since its introduction, use of carrier bags in the main supermarkets has reduced by 95% and the Government is keen to build on this success.
Under the Government’s pandemic restrictions, restaurants and takeaways are encouraged to stay open to offer hot food on a delivery or collection basis. The Government is going to relax planning rules to allow pubs and restaurants, currently not offering delivery or takeaway services, to be able to do so.