Boost for Landfill Communities Fund

On 8 March 2017, it was announced in the Government's Spring Budget that the value of the Landfill Communities Fund for 2017/18 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will remain at the same value as the previous year. This is against a background of declining inputs into landfill (which generates money for the fund) and previous decreases in the diversion rate of the landfill tax to environmental bodies.

This is great news for communities living in the vicinity of landfill sites, as it means environmental bodies like Viridor Credits will be able to fund even more community, heritage and biodiversity projects over the next year.