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Get off on the right foot for 2016

By Andy Fay • Wednesday 13th January 2016


For many, New Year is a time to start a-fresh, to take forward the positive aspects from 2015 and to tackle new challenges with a renewed enthusiasm and energy.

So why not kick start the New Year and get off on the right foot by making sure that your company is complying with the Packaging Regulations, a tax that many companies are totally unaware of and yet a legal obligation.

First of all, don’t panic. The Packaging Regulations only affect companies with a turnover above £2million and also handle goods that are surrounded by packaging, which can include raw materials, components and goods for re-sale.

But what is considered as packaging? We all view packaging as something different. In short, in terms of how the Regulations define packaging, its easier to say what isn’t. Essentially freight containers and lorries are not considered packaging. Which leaves everything else, from an aerosol, a pallet, a presentation box, a carrier bag, all the through to a cardboard box as packaging.

This of course makes life a little tricky. How do you calculate a packaging tax liability on so many different packaging types and materials?

Well the good news is you don’t have to, this is exactly where Kite can help. We help you understand the Packaging Regulations, how they affect your business and what you need to do to comply.

In addition, like your most comfortable pair of shoes, we’ll tailor our help to meet your needs.

So get off on the right foot in 2016 with Kite’s help and we’ll make sure that you have one less challenge, and moreover, one less task on your New Year’s to-do list. Give Kite’s team of experts a call to help you understand the Packaging Regulations. 

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Andy Fay

Andy Fay

13th January • 2016