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Treasury urged to set out future plans for waste

Posted on 21 November 2016

A week ahead of the Autumn Statement, a group of MPs has called on the Treasury to set out its future plans for landfill tax and how it plans to support investment in the waste and recycling sector.

November 16 from members of the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) comes following a year-long inquiry into the treasury’s role in relation to the environment. The committee is a cross-party group of MPs that holds the government to account on environmental issues.

In reference to waste, the committee found that landfill tax has played an important role in diverting waste from landfill but that it was “not adequate” to drive further increases in recycling rates, which are currently stalling. Read more: