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Future of Food Packaging Webinar- Get ready for the Plastic Packaging Tax

22 Oct 2021


Friday 22nd October 2021, 10.00am – 11.30am

The Northern Ireland Food and Packaging Industry is rapidly changing in response to consumer demand for more sustainable packaging. To meet this growing sustainability requirement there needs to be a closer collaboration between local government, research bodies, manufacturers, retailers and recyclers to identify innovative packaging solutions.

The College of Agriculture Food and Rural Enterprise along with Invest Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Food and Drinks Association are actively encouraging collaboration by running a series of webinars entitled ‘The Future of Food Packaging.’ The next webinar will focus on the implementation of the Plastic Packaging Tax.

The Plastic Packaging Tax will be implemented in the UK from 1st April 2022. Join Angela Colquitt and Hilary Pogson from HMRC, as they cover key elements and latest updates relating to the tax, as well as how businesses can prepare for the tax and next steps in the process. Phillip McMurray from DAERA will also cover what will happen next regards policy and legislation in Northern Ireland.

  • Colin Breen, Director of Environmental Policy Team, DAERA
The guest speakers include:
  • Angela Colquitt and Hilary Pogson, Policy Advisers, HMRC Plastic Packaging Tax Policy Team
  • Philip McMurray, Head of Single Use Plastics Team, DAERA
Topics to be discussed during the event will include
  • Get ready for the Plastic Packaging Tax
  • Plastic Policy and Legislation – What is next?

After the talks there will be the opportunity to ask questions to the panel of speakers.

If you have any specific questions you would like to raise, these can be submitted when you register or on the day at the event. These will be answered by the event panel .

Registration is now open

This event requires registration. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join.

Further information on Plastic Packaging Tax is available at Get your business ready for the Plastic Packaging Tax on GOV.UK. HMRC has also produced two step-by-step guides to help business determine if plastic packaging is in scope of the tax, and who is required to account and potentially pay the tax. These can be found below: