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
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
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.