Landfill Tax Rates

UK landfill tax rates after Budget

With the Scottish government yesterday (28 January) confirming its landfill tax rates for the next financial year, all the UK nations – as is currently the case – will have the same rate for 2021/2022.

Coming into force from the beginning of April, the new rate announced for Scotland is: £96.70 per tonne for standard rate landfill tax and £3.10 for the lower ‘inert’ rate. These are the same figures announced for Wales in December and for England and Northern Ireland last spring. Both the Scottish and Welsh government have commented that by keeping the tax rates the same across the UK, it will not encourage waste tourism.

Lower charges in any country are seen as possibly attracting waste disposal to landfill to avoid any higher landfill tax rate.