Legislation Monday 12 April 2021
8 April 2021

HMRC awaits landfill fluff appeal verdict

HMRC expects judgement of its appeal against a court ruling which said waste deposited as ‘fluff’ at landfill sites was not liable for tax “within one to two months”.  HMRC’s appeal relates to a long-running dispute it...


With the latest news and past articles about legislation covering the recycling and waste management sector, or use the News Archive below to find more items.


1 April 2021

Packaging data for 2020 ‘a credit to sector’


Provisional data published by the Environment Agency which shows that packaging targets were comfortably met in 2020 have been welcomed by compliance specialists.  The data, published on 25 March, shows that all materials ...

30 March 2021

INCPEN to work with value chain on waste reforms  


The chief executive of the packaging industry association, the Industry Council for Packaging and Environment (INCPEN), says the government’s waste reforms will “transform the relationship” between consumers, councils and producers. 

29 March 2021

Opinion: ‘Uneven tax burden will hit energy recovery’


Import and incineration taxes have been introduced across Europe to promote material recycling and reduce CO2 emissions. However, uneven taxation creates an imbalance in the waste market and leads to a reduction in sustainable energy ...

26 March 2021

Valpak welcomes EPR scheme administration options


Valpak has welcomed the government’s proposal in its consultation on extended producer responsibility (EPR) that compliance schemes could play a part in being scheme administrators. Launched on 24 March, the consultation aims to...

25 March 2021

NRW updates permits for some waste plants  


Natural Resources Wales (NRW) had said it has reviewed 36 environmental permits for waste treatment installations, to “ensure they are performing to the highest environmental standards”. The Welsh regulator carried out ...

25 March 2021

Calls for glass to be excluded from DRS


More than 20 organisations from across the glass packaging supply chain have written an open letter calling on the Environment Secretary to keep glass out of the proposed deposit return scheme (DRS). Co-ordinated by representative...

25 March 2021

LARAC ‘concerned’ by delayed consultation


The Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee (LARAC) has expressed "grave concerns" about the delay to the release of the consultation on consistent collections. However, the association representing local authority recycling ...

25 March 2021

UK ministers hail ‘landmark’ consultations


Ministers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have welcomed the government’s release of two consultations which will “overhaul the waste and resources sector”. Consultations were launched yesterday afternoon ...

24 March 2021

Wales outlines plans for EfW moratorium


The Welsh Government has given details of its moratorium on new energy from waste (EfW) plants, saying it will cover those of 10MW or greater and come into effect immediately. In a written statement published today (24 March...