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Waste firms write to ministers over landfill tax changes


Does the Defra spokesperson know what trommel fines are? This is not a duty of care issue but an interpretation of landfill tax legislation that discriminates against all sites regardless of the quality of the trommel fines. For example, trommeling soil and stone to remove the stone would mean that even if the resultant soil was inert it would have to be subject to the higher rate tax if disposed of to landfill. The same material from the site of production would attract the lower rate because it hasn't been through a transfer station. The two regimes do not match up and it is about time Defra and HMRC stopped passing the buck and agreed on definitions that are common to both.

Posted date

25 May, 2012

Posted time

5:38 pm