TaxPersonal TaxGrant Thornton finds support for ‘pay as your throw’ tax

Grant Thornton finds support for ‘pay as your throw’ tax

More than a third would support rubbish tax

Government proposals for a ‘pay-as-you-throw’ tax on household waste has more
widespread support than people might have previously thought, according to a new
survey by Grant Thornton.

In its survey, over a third of respondents indicating support for the idea.

A higher proportion – 40% – believe the measure would successfully improve
environmental behaviour, such as boosting recycling rates.

Francesca
Lagerberg, tax partner at Grant Thornton
, said:  ‘The survey showed that on
in every three would be happy to pay as they throw with a further 19% likely to
be swayed. It also shows that there is an appetite for tax to play a part in
tackling the UK’s responsibilities toward climate change.

However she said a tax on waste would not be palatable.

Further reading:

E&Y: Rubbish tax will influence behaviour of
citizens

Government planning tax on rubbish

Government infighting over green tax

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