Taxes, Taxes and more Taxes
Landfill tax was introduced on 1 October 1996: this country’s first tax with an explicit environmental purpose. The tax is collected from landfill site operators. It is charged at a standard rate per tonne on ‘active waste’ (such as plastic packaging), and at a lower rate on inactive waste (such as builder’s rubble). When the tax was first introduced, the standard rate of tax was £7, and the lower rate was £2. The standard rate of tax has been increased steadily since 1999, and at present is set at £82.50 per tonne standard rate and £2.60 on a lower rate. On the 1st April 2016 this will increase to £84.40 and £2.60 per tonne.
This cost is what any waste disposal operator has to pay the government before it can start making a profit. Now that is before, we as a business make any profit i.e. wages, fuel, maintenance etc., etc.
This gives a figure to the Landfill Community fund for 2015-16 of a sum of £59.4m (Yes in 1 year)
Just how much has been raised since its start in 1996. What to be more precise is what is it being spent on to improve the country? That I fear could be a very big debate!!!!
But fear not here at the Rubbish Removers all these costs are incorporated in the price we quote you so there will be no nasty surprises when you get your bill. We pride ourselves on giving our customers the best possible service at the fairest price and no one pays until they are 100% happy with the service that we have provided. All our customers are provided with an invoice/waste transfer note.
So for that Domestic or Commercial Rubbish Removal / Junk Disposal / Waste or House Clearance in Manchester, Cheshire or West Yorkshire don’t be shy, pick up the phone, we are waiting to take your call and respond immediately to your request
Chris Johnson (proprietor)
Please call 0161 339 7938 or 07802860731