DEFRA unveils 'landfill tax trap' plan to boost contaminated land clean-ups

The UK government has published proposals which could see councils and other public bodies refunded landfill tax charges in situations where the tax is proving a barrier to the redevelopment of contaminated land.

by Catherine Early
Landfill tax had been "highly effective" in encouraging more sustainable waste management but was not intended to prevent the redevelopment, remediation or protection of land, says DEFRA. Photograph: Getty Images

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