The Local Government Agency Urges that Landfill Tax be Frozen

According to the Local Government Association (LGA) local taxpayers should not be punished with a rise in landfill tax, instead the money should be re-invested in aid of boosting recycling. The LG has written to chancellor, George Osborne to set … Read More

Queen’s Speech Targets Waste Disposal Levies

Powers are to be given to local taxpayers to veto ‘excessive’ council tax rises imposed by Water Disposal Authorities under plans set out in the Queen’s Speech. Local Audit and Accountability Bills are to be introduced by the government, which … Read More

HSE Finds Councils can Improve their Safety During Waste Disposal

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) nearly one fifth of local authorities are not following important health and safety guidelines whilst procuring and managing waste and recycling contracts. An inspection initiative of the 407 councils in England, Scotland … Read More