Legislation Thursday 21 September 2017
31 August 2017

Augean says HMRC assessment ‘without merit’

Hazardous waste treatment company, Augean, is in discussions with HMRC over whether it has paid enough landfill tax in relation to its treatment and disposal of hazardous waste. Augean was notified on 25 August of an assessment on...


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.


20 September 2017

Agency to consult on ‘risk-based’ regulation in 2018


Planned changes to the way that fees for compliance with environmental permitting regulations are assessed have been pushed back to 2018, the Environment Agency has confirmed. The Agency has been considering changes to its ...

14 September 2017

HMRC to ‘crackdown’ on illegal waste sites


Rogue operators handling waste illegally will have to pay landfill tax, the government’s economic and finance ministry warned yesterday (13 September). From 1 April 2018, HMRC is proposing to make the illegal disposal of ...

7 September 2017

Environmental groups put pressure on Brexit Bill


As MPs prepare for today’s debate on the EU Withdrawal Bill, environmental experts are putting pressure on the government with a letter of their concerns raised by the key bill. Today (7 September), the government is ...

4 September 2017

Outcry over plan for ‘hazardous’ waste wood classification


Industry experts are meeting with the Environment Agency experts today (4 September) to discuss potentially “catastrophic” changes proposed for the classification of waste wood. The meeting follows a letter sent by the ...

29 August 2017

Government to support waste fuels for planes


Waste could be fueling planes taking off from British airports, under a new government scheme. The Department of Transport is offering £22m to projects in the UK developing low carbon waste-based fuels for planes and lorries, ...

7 August 2017

ESA criticises Eunomia waste study as ‘flawed’


The UK’s waste management industry trade association has dismissed a report by consultancy Eunomia into residual waste treatment capacity as ‘flawed’. Other reactions to the study, which predicts an overcapacity of energy ...

24 July 2017

Palmer-Jones calls for ‘progressive policies’ on plastics


David Palmer Jones, chief executive of Suez, has called for the government to ‘holistically’ tackle the problem of plastic pollution in the natural environment. Responding to Environment Secretary Michael Gove’s plan to ban ...

21 July 2017

Gove announces renewed resource strategy


The Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced plans for a renewed strategy on waste and resources that will “look ahead to opportunities outside the EU”. Speaking at WWF UK on Friday (21 July) on ‘Delivering a Green ...

14 July 2017

Environmental laws included in Repeal Bill


The government’s Repeal Bill – published yesterday (14 July) – will maintain the ‘body’ of current environmental laws as the UK leaves the EU, but uncertainty remains over policy direction post-Brexit. Formally titled ...

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