HMRC has launched a consultation on Landfill Tax, which stakeholders can respond to up until 22nd February 2022.
The Landfill Tax has been in place for 25 years and the treasury says it has thus far seen a 90% reduction in landfill use for local authority waste. The tax has remained broadly the same since its introduction in 1996, whilst environmental objectives have shifted significantly in that time, including the introduction of the Governments’ 25-year Environment Plan.
The aim of the Landfill Tax review is to ensure it continues to support the Government’s ambitious environmental ambitions. Alongside looking at how changes to the Landfill Tax might meet other environmental objectives, the review will also consider the structure of the tax and the impacts of any proposed changes to this on businesses, local authorities, and individuals, and on waste crime.