TaxPersonal TaxE&Y: Rubbish tax will influence behaviour of citizens

E&Y: Rubbish tax will influence behaviour of citizens

Government may lift ban on local authorities introducing financial incentives for recycling

Ernst & Young has claimed that plans to
allow local authorities to introduce financial incentives for recycling will
change the behaviour of citizens.

This follows the government launching a public consultation on removing the
ban on local authorities introducing financial incentives for recycling,

Rob Winchester, head of waste infrastructure at E&Y said: ‘This is simply
the government looking to adopt the ‘polluter pays principle’ and is a device to
influence the behaviour of citizens.”

‘As well as its punitive purposes it will also bring much-needed money into
the system to deliver the investment demanded by the
European
Landfill Directive
– aimed at reducing the amount of waste going to land
fill,’ he added.

Further reading:

Government planning tax on rubbish

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