Landfill Tax – Budget Shocks

Chancellor Alistair Darling announced in his Budget yesterday that there will be a rise in landfill tax to £48.70 per tonne on I April and then £56 per tonne on I April 2011.

Further, people disposing of waste which currently qualifies for the lower rate of landfill tax, namely inert and inactive waste, will need to be aware that the list of qualifying materials may be changing. Materials that no longer qualify for the lower rate will be subject to the standard rate, i.e. a shift from £2.50 per tonne to £48 per tonne from 1 April 2010, according to Deloitte.