Legislation Saturday 25 March 2017
21 March 2017

Consultation opens on charging illegal sites landfill tax

A consultation on whether to bring illegal waste sites within the scope of landfill tax in England and Northern Ireland has been officially launched after being announced earlier this month as part of the Spring Budget. The


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23 March 2017

Drainage change secures asbestos landfill for Mick George


Cambridgeshire-based waste management firm Mick George Ltd has secured approval for an increase in annual throughput at its landfill near Ely, from 50,000 tonnes to 200,000 tonnes per annum. The approval comes after the ...

16 March 2017

‘Room for improvement’ in EU recycling definition


The body representing Europe’s recycling businesses has said there is ‘room for improvement’ in the methodology for measuring recycling rates backed by the European Parliament on Tuesday. MEPs voted to support amendments to ...

14 March 2017

MEPs vote in favour of Circular Economy package revisions


MEPs have voted to increase the proposed recycling target as set out under the EU’s Circular Economy package to 70% by 2030, following a vote in the European Parliament in Strasbourg today (14 March). The vote came in response ...

13 March 2017

Welsh Government minister disputes landfill tax changes


Imminent changes to the UK landfill tax system have been branded ‘unhelpful’ by a Welsh Government minister, as Wales prepares to set its own rates and rules from April 2018. And, Mark Drakeford, Cabinet Secretary for Finance ...

9 March 2017

Budget: Wood target concern but landfill proposals welcomed


An increased recycling target for wood packaging could see a spike in packaging waste recovery note (PRN) prices for the material in future years, compliance experts have said in response to targets in yesterday’s Budget (8 March).

8 March 2017

Treasury sets 2018 landfill tax rates


Landfill Tax rates from 1 April 2018 have been confirmed by the Treasury today (8 March 2017) and are to be set at £88.95 per tonne for standard rate material and £2.80 per tonne for lower rate material. Alongside publication of...

3 March 2017

Treasury defends record on environmental spending


The Treasury has rejected claims that it has ‘run roughshod’ over Defra’s environmental policy objectives, arguing ‘trade-offs’ in departmental spending have been necessary. And, the Treasury insists it is helping the ...

1 March 2017

Policy Exchange backs UK split from Circular Economy package


The Policy Exchange think tank has called for the UK to set its own direction in waste policy after it has left the European Union, in a report backed by resources firm FCC Environment today (1 March). According to the Policy ...

28 February 2017

Milton Keynes to rectify MRF contract after High Court ruling


The High Court has ruled that a recycling contract between Milton Keynes council and Viridor must be rectified, after an ‘incomplete’ set of documents was signed in 2009. Milton Keynes council had taken Viridor to court in ...

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