Landfill Regulations News

  • ‘Clearer’ landfill tax regime expected in summer 2017

    From April, the standard rate of tax will rise from a current level of £84.40 per tonne to £86.10, and the lower rate from £2.65 per tonne to £2.70 per tonne. However, proposals to change the definition of ‘taxable disposal’ which had also been expected to come into force tomorrow – detailing exemptions from the landfill tax – are now expected to be ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • HMRC: Landfill waste taxable ‘unless expressly exempt’

    All materials sent to landfill sites will be taxable ‘unless expressly exempt’, under the government’s proposed changes to Landfill Tax legislation from 1 April next year. HMRC elaborated on its plans on the 5th of December in a Policy Paper “Landfill Tax: definition of taxable disposal”. In it, the tax body confirmed that the current list for deciding materials ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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

  • Instant Loss on Ignition Results for Trommel Fines

    Cost-effective compliance with landfill tax regimes Many issues have been raised with HMRC’s proposed Loss on Ignition (LOI) testing regime for landfill taxes, including concerns that tests will take too long to be actionable and will cost too much to perform with any regularity. This may indeed be true for samples sent to a laboratory, but there is an alternative: the ...


    By AMETEK Brookfield

  • £10,000 in landfill tax saved through Aberdeen’s food recycling scheme

    Last summer £800,000 of Scottish Government cash was initially spent by Aberdeen City Council to install food waste recycling bins across 54,000 city homes. Effort have certainly paid off with the equivalent of 43 fully-loaded lorries of potato peelings, leftovers and used tea bags being kept out of landfill sites. An Aberdeen City Council spokesman said: “Under the Waste ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • 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

  • Commission takes Bulgaria to Court over illegal landfills

    The European Commission is concerned that Bulgaria is failing to protect its citizens from the effects of bad waste management. Despite earlier warnings from the Commission, numerous Bulgarian landfills are still operating in breach of EU waste and landfill legislation, representing a serious risk for human health and the environment. In an effort to urge Bulgaria to speed up its actions in this ...

  • New standard to help reduce waste generated in building is launched by BSI

    A new standard that can assist in reducing waste in the early stages of building or refurbishment projects has been launched by the BSI. Dealing with waste management is becoming more challenging for an increasing number of organisations as controls are becoming stricter and costs to remove waste increases. BSI, the business standards company, has revised its waste resource management ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • TAIM WESER succeeds supporting AMEYCESPA to re-launch the MBT Waste Treatment Park in Waterbeach/Cambridge

    The British waste management company AmeyCespa holds a 28 year Cambridgeshire Waste PFI contract with Cambridgeshire County Council, making the company responsible for treating the majority of household waste from the county in a Mechanical and Biological Treatment (MBT) facility built in 2009. Following a structural failure in the plant in 2012, AmeyCespa invested in a major refurbishment of the ...


    By TAIMWESER S.A.

  • 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 ...


    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

  • 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 ...

  • £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 ...

  • Waste industry receives Budget with mixed reviews

    The waste industry has received the Budget with mixed reviews. It comes after Chancellor Alistair Darling pledged to extend the landfill tax escalator for another year until 2014, which will continue to increase by £8 per tonne per year (see MRW story). Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee policy officer Andrew Craig said ...

  • Budget landfill decision saves foundry industry millions of pounds

    Millions of pounds will be saved across the foundry industry thanks to confirmation in the Budget that used foundry sand will continue to qualify for the lower rate of landfill tax. This decision is worth an estimated half a million pounds a year to Walsall-based iron foundry Chamberlin & Hill. Chamberlin, alongside the rest of the foundry industry, made a strong case to Government not to ...

  • 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 ...

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