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Government says no to £1.5bn landfill tax rebate

The Government has rejected calls for £1.5billion in landfill taxes to be returned to local authorities in a letter to the Local Government Association (LGA) from Environment Minister Hilary Benn.Benns letter was a response to continued calls and correspondence from the LGA demanding the cash be returned to enable future service funding. In March this year LGA chairman Simon Milton wrote to Benn on behalf of local authorities asking him to honour your pledge to return the ...