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Hard work on testing regime for trommel fines pays off for ESA and its members

The Environmental Services Association (ESA), the voice for the UK’s resource and waste management industry, have welcomed HMRC’s consultation on draft legislation and guidance which will bring in a Loss on Ignition testing regime for waste fines from April this year.

Sam Corp, ESA’s Head of Regulation said:

“ESA and its members have been working closely with HMRC and Treasury officials over the last two years to develop a practical and objective testing regime for trommel fines and I am pleased that this work is finally paying off.

It is vital that once implemented, HMRC enforces the regime robustly to ensure the schemes’ success and to prevent the misclassification of waste fines which has been so costly to responsible operators and to the UK’s economy.

I hope the draft legislation and guidance provides some clarity to operators about how the scheme will work in practice. We will of course be going through the documents in detail to ensure that the proposals match our expectations.”