Anon says: “I just went to my local Nisa store on Grove street and was surprised to have been charged 5p for a bag.
I go to the store very regularly and have never been charged for this before until today.
I wonder if this is because shops, as of today, are no longer allowed to apply surcharges for card payments (which they used to) and now trying to claw money back another way?
I’m not normally surprised to be charged for a carrier bag, but I am at a corner shop!
Do other shops in Raunds charge for bags (other than Coop/Asda?) or now planning to?
After a little bit of research it does appear that it is likely that the 5p charge will be introduced to all small businesses (although not just yet). Example recent article from BBC click here