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Landfill Tax

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what percentage of the landfill levy was allocated as tax foregone in (a) 2004, (b) 2005, (c) 2006 and (d) 2007; (193104)

(2) what income he received from the operation of the landfill levy in (a) 2004, (b) 2005, (c) 2006 and (d) 2007;

(3) what the disbursements from tax foregone on the landfill levy to (a) environmental trusts and other bodies and (b) Business Resource Efficiency and Waste were in (i) 2004, (ii) 2005, (iii) 2006 and (iv) 2007.

Latest landfill tax receipts are published by HM Revenue and Customs at

http://www.uktradeinfo.com/index.cfm?task=bulllandfill

This also includes estimates of tax forgone as a result of contributions to environmental bodies (EBs) through the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF); the Business Resource Efficiency and Waste programme is not funded via tax foregone.

Information submitted to ENTRUST, the regulatory body for the LCF, shows the total contributions received by EBs as follows:

£

2004

46,610,695

2005

52,723,090

2006

56,013,671

2007

64,549,433