Higher landfill tax for recycling residue
The fine soil-like waste left over from waste treatment and recovery activities does not qualify for the lower rate of landfill tax even if it is inert, the HMRC has confirmedSince the introduction of the Landfill Tax (Qualifying Material) Order 2011, which defines materials eligible for the lower tax rate, there have been differing interpretations as to how to classify th
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