Landfill Tax Update - What Will It Cost You and Your Supply Chain

12 Sep 2016 by Paul Cox

As of April 2016, landfill tax rates have risen across the UK. The standard rate is now £84.40 per tonne, and that rate is set to increase even more over the coming years. While the devolved governments are yet to announce their prices, English companies already know that they’ll be charged £88.95 per tonne to use landfills by 2018.

These charges represent a significant outlay for the construction industry, so it’s no wonder that more and more companies are looking to adopt waste management best practices to keep these costs down.

So just what will the landfill tax rises cost you and your supply chain, and how can you mitigate the rising prices of waste disposal?

The UK construction industry is responsible for around 100 million tonnes of landfill waste every year, so it should come as no surprise that the government is committed to raising landfill taxes year-on-year for the foreseeable future.

By adopting waste management best practices and reducing your business’s reliance on landfills, you’ll be able to reduce the effects of these price rises on your supply chain.

What’s more, by reusing more materials and ensuring that contractors and suppliers alike are committed to efficiency, you’ll be able to reduce costs right across the construction supply chain.

Find out How You Can Limit the Costs of Landfill Tax Increases to Your Supply Chain. Download: How Best Practice in Waste Management Improves the Bottom Line in the Construction Industry.