The previous Financial Secretary, in a letter to the hon. Member for Bassetlaw dated 19th April 2017, set out that a waiver of landfill tax for such cases would set a perverse incentive which may lead to the abandonment of other such waste sites. Therefore it would be counterproductive to waive the landfill tax liability in this case. I agree with this assessment.
HM Treasury has not held any meetings with other government departments concerning the removal of landfill tax from abandoned waste sites owned by the Crown Estate.