Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of MRW, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Landfill tax future earmarked for Budget 2014

An announcement on the level of landfill tax after the final ‘escalator’ rise of £8 in April will be made at the next Budget, the treasury has said.

Representatives of the industry have been disappointed that Chancellor George Osborne did not outline plans for the tax in his Autumn Statement.

A spokesperson for the Treasury told MRW that such plans will be included in the Budget in Spring 2014.

The standard rate of landfill tax is scheduled to rise to £80 per tonne on 14 April 2014, having increased by £8 a year over the past five years under the policy of the previous Government.

There is no indication as yet whether Osborne intends to extend this escaltor arrangement beyond 2014. Other options are likely to be no rise at all or an inflation-related increase.

Readers' comments (1)

  • Whatever happens with the escalator we need to see an increase in the amount of money community projects can claw back from landfill tax. Perhaps back to the old level of 20% maximum contribution? At the benefits can be seen rather than it disappearing into a treasury black hole.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.