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Landfill Tax

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Eric Pickles Eric Pickles Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Government paid to local authorities as a landfill tax rebate in each year since 2003.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

Local authorities' costs incurred on their waste management responsibilities are funded mainly through Formula Grant (Revenue Support Grant and National Non Domestic Rates) in relation to household waste and mainly through fees and charges in relation to commercial and industrial waste. In determining the local government settlement, the Government took into account pressures on local government spending, including their landfill tax liability and the increased costs resulting from the rise in the standard rate escalator from 2008-09. The Government have provided significant investment in local services since taking office and by 2010-11 will have provided an overall increase in Government grant of 45 per cent. since 1997.

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