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LGA landfill tax report is "scaremongering", says Defra

Suggestions in a report that the Landfill Tax Escalator could hinder future growth in recycling levels have been called scaremongering by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).A Defra spokeswoman rejected the findings from the Landfill Tax report published by the Local Government Association (LGA). She said: We expect recycling to be higher, not lower, as a result of the Landfill Tax Escalator. "By 2010 the escalator will be reducing the ...

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