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Government owes local councils £1.5bn for recycling projects, says LGA

Local authorities wish to spend more money on recycling projects but cannot because the Government owes them £1.5 billion in landfill tax rebate, according to the Local Government Association.Speaking to MRW a LGA spokesman said: The Government pledged to give £1.5 billion in landfill tax rebate back to local authorities in the 2003 Budget so that councils could use that money to build recycling plants like anaerobic digestion plants. But the Government has not ...