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Landfill Tax: Crown Estate

Question for HM Treasury

UIN 877, tabled on 22 June 2017

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HM Treasury officials have held meetings with other Government Departments in 2017 to discuss the removal of landfill tax from abandoned waste sites owned by the Crown Estate.

Answered on

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.

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