UK landfill tax seems to have incentivised fly-tipping, says watchdog

UK landfill tax seems to have incentivised fly-tipping, says watchdog

Government is told it must find better ways to measure effects of environmental taxes

An environmental tax imposed to cut the amount of landfill appears to have incentivised illegal waste disposal such as fly-tipping, Whitehall’s spending watchdog has discovered.

The National Audit Office also said the government was collecting too little information about the effect of environmental taxes, which it said needed to be monitored to help the government reach its climate goals.

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