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£110m cost to taxpayers of landfill tax escalator extension

The Governments 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 return extra money it raises from the landfill tax to councils. ...