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Defra hits back at scrapped 'bin tax' claims

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has described media reports that Gordon Brown has scrapped proposed bin taxes as nonsense. Defra had release a summary of responses to the consultation on the Incentives for Recycling by Households. This led to some sections of the media to claim that Defra were preparing to unveil a bin tax scheme and that Gordon Brown had scrapped it. However, a Defra spokeswoman dismissed the claims and said: All of this is speculation ...