Monday, April 12, 2010

Government scraps plans to increase incinerator ash tax

The government has decided to drop plans to increase the rate of landfill Tax paid on bottom ash from incinerators, as it fears that it would alter the economic model for developing technology. It had been proposing to tax this at the higher rate for active waste, which currently stands at £48 per tonne. This is significant because, for every five tonnes of waste combusted, around one tonne of ash is produced, meaning that substantial volumes of waste would have been subject to a higher levy.

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