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Government planning tax on rubbish

Plans include 50p per kilogram collection charge

Reports from The Sun suggest the
government is secretly planning to introduce a new tax, which will charge
taxpayers up to 50p per kilogram to collect for local councils to collect their
rubbish.

The paper reported that this could cost households £10 a month.

While ‘bin tax’ supporters claim it will encourage people to cut the amount
of rubbish they throw out, critics argue larger families will end up paying
more.

Shadow local government minister Eric
Pickles
said: ‘Poorest house holds will be hit hardest.’ 

According to the report that more than 30 councils are already fitting
microchips in wheelie bins ahead of the threatened tax scheme.

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