Compliance at a glance October 2022

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Prepare for Packaging EPR

Packaging EPR – coming soon – read if your company, or UK group of companies, annual turnover is greater than £1m and you handle over 25t of packaging

If you are obligated under the current Packaging Regulations, you will have to submit placed on the market data twice annually, in a new format:

  • You will have new data reporting requirements, commencing with the reporting of packaging handled in the six month period between 1st January 2023 and 30th June 2023 by 1st October 2023. Reporting will initially be for the existing packaging materials, with the addition of fibre-based composites, however, will be extended in 2025 to include additional, yet to be determined categories. There will also be greater emphasis on using actual weights for data reporting.
  • If you sell packaging to the party that discards it, you will also have reporting by nation obligations, commencing 31st December 2024
  • Reporting and financing packaging based on its recyclability and mandatory labelling are to be introduced in 2025 and 2026 respectively
  • Government has published interim guidance to help you consider the changes you may need to make to your data reporting, which can be accessed here. We will of course also be helping you with this, including holding a REPIC ROOM once Government has confirmed its data requirements; expected later this year.
  • In the meantime, you will also still need to report data on the packaging you handle in 2022, in the current format, by February 2023.

If you are not currently obligated, however, your company, or UK group of companies, annual turnover exceeds £1m and you handle over 25t packaging, you will need to register as a small organisation and submit packaging data.

The table below summarises the key implementation dates for reporting:

 

 


This month's deadlines

WEEE

Enter your Q3 EEE POM in ERIC by 21st October

Batteries

Provide your Q3 Batteries POM spreadsheet by 21st October

HMRC

Submit your Plastic Packaging Tax return and payment by 31st October

Need assistance with your EEE and Batteries reporting?

Contact our Business Information Team

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