Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has confirmed the standard and lower rate of landfill tax for 2016 in a document published last week.   

From 1st April 2016, the standard rate of landfill tax is set at £84.40 per tonne and the lower rate at £2.65.  These new landfill tax rates apply to England, Wales and Northern Ireland with power to set Scotland’s rate for 2016 onwards devolved to the Scottish Parliament.

On 1st April 2015, the standard rate increases from £80.00 to £82.60 per tonne and the lower rate from £2.50 to £2.60 per tonne in line with inflation.  Loss of ignition testing to determine whether waste qualifies for the lower rate of landfill tax also comes into force from 1st April 2015.

For tips on how to reduce your waste costs in the light of increasing landfill tax rates, download the knowledge guide to waste cost reduction from our sister company Waste Cost Reduction Services.

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