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ESA welcomes LOI testing regime confirmation in Budget 2015

The Environmental Services Association (ESA), the voice for the UK’s resource and waste management industry, today welcomed the Chancellor’s confirmation in the 2015 Budget statement that a Loss on Ignition (LOI) testing regime for waste ‘fines’ will be implemented from 01 April this year.

ESA’s Head of Regulation, Sam Corp, said:

“ESA and its members have been working closely with HMRC and Treasury officials over the last two years to develop the testing regime.

An objective LOI test will go a long way to prevent the misclassification of waste which has been so costly to responsible operators and to the UK’s economy.

We hope that the Chancellor’s announcement will give operators the assurance they need to put in place the necessary measures to implement the regime from 01 April.”