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Scotland to have own landfill tax

Scotland is to have its own landfill tax arrangements from 2015 under proposals announced by First Minister Alex Salmond.

Salmond included the bill as he announced details of his latest legislative plans.

The Scotland Act handed Holyrood responsibility for taxes on landfill disposal from April 2015 and the proposed bill will ensure the statutory frameworks are in place for then.

The Scottish Government said the bill will set out proposals to establish the administration, charges and rules governing a uniquely Scottish tax.

Its website said: “Landfill tax is a cornerstone of Scotland’s Zero Waste Plan, encouraging the prevention, reuse and recycling of waste and helping keep valuable resources circulating in the Scottish economy.

“The Landfill Tax Bill will create a tax on the landfilling of waste, replacing the current UK system in 2015. The consultation will issue before the end of 2012”.

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  • i must purchase a landfill in Carlisle!

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