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Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether individuals on council tax benefit are expected to receive a full exemption from the proposed new charges for domestic rubbish collections. (176534)

As stated in the Climate Change Bill, local authorities which pilot a waste incentive scheme must take account of disadvantaged groups.

It will be the responsibility of each local authority to decide whether individuals receiving council tax benefit (or any other groups) should be treated differently under a waste incentive scheme and, if so, how. My Department will work with stakeholders to develop guidance on this issue.