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  • CIWM welcomes landfill tax increase

    The landfill tax escalator increases the price of sending waste to landfill to encourage more sustainable ways of managing waste, the Treasury explained. The Government hopes that this will help the UK reach its 2010 targets under the Landfill Directive. CIWM deputy chief executive Chris Murphy told MRW: “This was not unexpected we were told about this last year that landfill tax will be going up ...

  • Landfill tax to rise in line with inflation

    It has not yet been established whether the rate will rise further beyond that date, as the government awaits results of an up and coming consultation on trommel fines. Landfill tax for active waste is set to increase from £72 to £80 per tonne as of April this year, with the Department confirming that any future rise will be related to the Retail Price Index, as of April 1 2015. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Landfill tax guidance delayed by HMRC

    Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) revealed the postponement of the publication of guidance on the application of the lower rate of landfill tax, due to the amount of response regarding consultation on the issue. The draft guidance which was meant to be published on November 11 will now be released at a later date which is yet to be confirmed by the HMRC. The HMRC told ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • LGA call for landfill tax freeze

    While there is much evidence that the tax has succeeded in boosting recycling of waste materials, including construction waste, the LGA state that there is no evidence that increasing the tax from the £72 per tonne to £80 will have any influence. Whilst the increase is expected to come into effect next month, the LGA is urging the chancellor to use this month’s budget statement ...


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  • Landfill tax could add £30 to council tax bills

    Householders face a £30 council tax hike due to the landfill tax, warns the Local Government Association. From April 1, the amount councils charged in tax for putting householders’ rubbish into landfill will rise by a quarter, from £32 per tonne to £40 per tonne. The LGA said that this will cost councils and taxpayers £620 million in total ( ...

  • Conservatives propose to extend landfill tax escalator

    Shadow Environment Secretary Nick Herbert said that a Conservative Government would put a floor under the announced 2013 landfill tax rate up to 2020, to provide the waste industry with the stability to invest for the long-term in alternatives to landfill. Herbert also told MRW that he would be announcing Conservative waste policy in the next few weeks. He said his announcement on Conservative ...

  • An end to landfill tax refunds – HM Revenue & Customs

    The HMRC has restated that waste being used on landfill sites for roads, capping and liners will be subject to landfill tax. This adjustment comes in response to increasing numbers of refund claims by waste companies for past landfill tax payments and who, according to the HMRC, are challenging “the boundaries of landfill tax legislation”. The new adjustments are already being ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • UK council bosses want landfill tax to be capped

    Taxpayers might be in for a scare as a recent article reveals that landfill charges are set to cost local taxpayers almost three-quarters of a billion pounds next year. ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • £110m cost to taxpayers of landfill tax escalator extension

    The Government’s landfill tax escalator extension will add a total of £49 a year to council tax bills by 2014, according to new figures from the Local Government Association. Councils are currently charged £48 for every tonne of waste they throw into landfill and this amount will increase by £8 each year to £80 by 2014. The LGA has reiterated its call to the Government to fulfil its promise to ...

  • Treasury proposes changes to landfill tax system

    The Treasury has launched a consultation on modernising the landfill tax system which includes plans to change the definitions of taxable disposal of waste at a landfill site and inert wastes. The document titled Modernising landfill tax legislation  cites last year’s Waste Recycling Group vs. HM Revenue & Customs case as a key driver for this change. The case debated what constituted a ...

  • £110m cost to taxpayers of landfill tax extension

    New figures released this week show that Government plans to increase taxes on throwing away rubbish will cost council taxpayers an estimated £110m. Councils are already charged £48 for every tonne of rubbish they throw into landfill and this amount is due to increase by £8 each year to £72 per tonne in 2013. In last week’s Budget, Alistair Darling announced plans to increase landfill tax for a ...

  • Returned landfill tax could deliver waste projects

    A call for urgent action on waste project delivery has come from the Local Government Association, following news that the UK risks missing its European Union 2013 waste targets. The news was revealed in a damning National Audit Office report on Defra’s management of the PFI programme. Responding to the report, LGA Environment Board chairman Paul Bettison said:  “Local people and local ...

  • Landfill tax exemption ends – what now?

    Since the 1 December 2008, developers have no longer been allowed to apply for Landfill Tax Exemption on contaminated land. What are the options open to those that didn’t get an application in on time?Now that Landfill Tax Exemption has been removed, it’s important for developers to investigate the innovative remediation techniques that allow for clean up of brownfield land without the need for ...

  • Survey respondents support Landfill Tax Rise

    The CIWM Journal’s annual Great Waste & Resources Survey has revealed that the majority of respondents are in favour of the Landfill Tax escalator continuing to £100 or more. In order to measure the biggest influences and opinions of the industry over a twelve month period, the CIWM Journal team carry out the CIWM Great Waste & Resources Survey. The survey has revealed that ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Recycling firm calls for landfill tax increase in Ireland

    An Irish-based recycling firm has called for the cost of sending rubbish to landfill to be trebled to €60 per tonne. Greyhound Recycling says the landfill levy must be increased from €20 to encourage recycling and create jobs. Marketing and communications manager Ronan Gallagher told MRW that historically landfill tax in the Ireland had been low but now circumstances has changed:"The real issue ...

  • The Local Government Agency urges that landfill tax be frozen

    According to the Local Government Association (LGA) local taxpayers should not be punished with a rise in landfill tax, instead the money should be re-invested in aid of boosting recycling. The LG has written to chancellor, George Osborne to set out reasons as to why an increase in landfill tax should be avoided. The present tax levied on waste disposal stands at £72 per tonne, and this ...


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  • Landfill tax escalator extended until 2014 - UPDATE

    Chancellor Alistair Darling has announced that the landfill tax escalator will be extended for another year until 2014 and will continue to increase by £8 per tonne in this year’s Budget. This will mean that landfill tax will be £56 in 2011, £64 in 2012, £72 in 2013, and £80 in 2014. The Government aims to reduce the UK’s dependence on landfill ...

  • Landfill Tax increases by £8 per tonne in April

    The release of the landfill tax data for the final quarter of 2012 is a timely reminder that from 1 April, the standard rate of landfill tax rises by £8 to £72/tonne. For an 1100 litre waste container of average 60kgs weight, equates to a rise of 48p to a total of £4.32 just for the tax where the waste goes to landfill. At the moment, there is one further increase left (taking ...

  • Landfill Tax: What qualifies as inert waste?

    HMRC recently published the Landfill Tax statistics for the third quarter of 2012. These were of particular interest to those affected by the ‘fines’ problems back in May. This was when HMRC clarified that ‘fines’ that fall through trommels when waste is processed through sorting facilities does not qualify as inert waste. This led to a huge problem for many sorting ...

  • Landfill tax to hit £84.40 per tonne in 2016

    Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed the amount that will be charged for the standard and lower rate of landfill tax from April 2016, in guidance documents published in March. All landfill site operators in the UK received a briefing document following the budget announcement; the document asserts that the ‘loss of ignition (LOI)’ testing regime will come ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

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