To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the merits of the proposal by the hon. Member for Bassetlaw on the removal of landfill taxes to assist the removal of waste from the abandoned waste site at Sandy Lane, Worksop.
27 June 2017
The previous Financial Secretary, in a letter to the hon. Member for Bassetlaw dated 19th April 2017, set out that a waiver of landfill tax for such cases would set a perverse incentive which may lead to the abandonment of other such waste sites. Therefore it would be counterproductive to waive the landfill tax liability in this case. I agree with this assessment.
HM Treasury has made no estimate as to the value of the site at Sandy Lane, Worksop.
HM Treasury has not held any meetings with other government departments concerning the removal of landfill tax from abandoned waste sites owned by the Crown Estate.