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Benn told to honour pledge to return landfill tax to councils

Demands for funds raised through landfill tax to be returned to local authorities (LAs) have come from the Local Government Association (LGA) amid concerns about LA budgets. In a letter to Environment Minister Hilary Benn, LGA chairman Simon Milton said that this years dramatic increase in tax could result in nearly £70 per household going to Whitehall. He added: Council tax payers will be hit with a £1.5 billion bill unless money raised through landfill tax is returned ...