We have updated our consolidated Guidance Manual in reference to the closure of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) in Wales (section 7 Devolution).
You can read the updated Guidance Manual in the guidance section of our website. The Devolution section now contains detailed guidance relating to the end of the scheme in Wales. The updated manual now provides Environmental Bodies (EBs) with information relating to their obligations in the following areas:
- Enrolments and project registrations;
- Receiving and spending funds;
- Completion of projects;
- Reporting requirements; and
- Asset protection and record keeping.
Responsibility for the new Welsh Landfill Tax will be transferred to the Welsh Government on 1 April 2018. This impacts on the LCF in Wales which will also cease after 31 March 2018. There will be a transitional period which will end on 31 March 2020.
We held a training event in Cardiff on Tuesday 3 October 2017, attended by a number of EBs who operate in Wales. You can read the training slides on the right hand side of this page.
The Wales page on our website will be regularly updated with information about the closure of the scheme, and there are a number of FAQs about the LCF in Wales, which you can see on the right hand side of the page. Additionally, we will regularly email information to EBs based in, or operating in Wales, with information relating to the closure of the scheme in Wales. If you have any questions or would like any further information about how the closure of the LCF in Wales affects your organisation please contact our Helpline on 01926 488 300 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org