Councils have been told that the timetable to introduce the Government’s £250m fund for weekly residual waste collections will be “challenging”.
Rosie Seymour, deputy director for local public service reform in the Communities Department, told a conference she was “disappointed” that she could not give details on the fund but they would soon be released. (MRW has reported that the prospectus will be unveiled this week).
Seymour told delegates at a Local Government Association waste, recycling and localism event that assessment under the scheme would be “complex”.
She said the timetable to get cash to councils by next year would be “challenging”, and added that the fund would be a mix of capital and revenue cash.
This report is based on tweets from the conference by MRW chief reporter James Illman (@james illman)