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Landfill Tax

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much landfill tax was paid by each local authority in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 to date. (249462)

It is not possible using landfill tax receipts data to determine how much revenue is received from local authorities. This is because registered landfill site operators pay the tax to HM Revenue and Customs and pass on the cost to their customers through the disposal charges they set. The origin of the landfilled waste is not recorded on the tax return.