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Debate on direct charging starts prior to Queen's Speech

By John McKennaCabinet papers leaked to the national press this week signalled the introduction of household incentive schemes for recycling. A number of newspapers reported that charges for waste collection would be proposed in the Clean Neighbourhoods Bill, which will appear in the Queens Speech this autumn. It was alleged that the bill will include a proposal to allow councils to charge residents for the amount of unsorted waste they put out for collection. ...