COVID-19

In March 2020, following the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), ENTRUST took appropriate and proportionate steps to ensure that we could carry on providing services to our stakeholders and regulatory assurance to HM Revenue & Customs.

In March 2020 we issued a guidance note on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) and Environmental Body (EB) obligations. This guidance note was reviewed and updated in 2020 in June, September, and October and further updated in January 2021. All guidance notes are available on the right hand side of this page.

ENTRUST will keep all guidance under constant review in line with the Government advice during this unprecedented time. If EBs have any further questions which are not addressed in the current guidance note they should email helpline@entrust.org.uk.

In accordance with the Government's advice and guidance, we have opened our office but most staff members are continuing to work from home. As part of the preparation for opening, ENTRUST complied with advice and guidance issued by the UK Government in the document 'Working safely during COVID-19 in office and contact centres' (11 May 2020). We confirm we have complied with the Government's guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 in the office and you can view the confirmation certificate on the right hand side of this page.

 

The following timeline includes all of the information and guidance relating to the LCF and COVID-19:

21 January 2021 - Updated Guidance Note released (published as a News Item and all EBs with projects due to complete in December 2020 contacted)

7 December 2020 - Update - projects due to complete in December 2020 (published as a News Item and sent to the main contact of all EBs)

6 October 2020 - Updated Guidance Note released (published as a News Item)

1 September 2020 - Updated Guidance Note released (published as a News Item and sent to the main contact of all EBs)

17 June 2020 - Updated Guidance Note released (published as a News Item and sent to the main contact of all EBs)

2 April 2020 - ENTRUST News Item: For information: an update from HMRC about payment of landfill tax

27 March 2020 - Guidance Note relating to the LCF and COVID-19 (published as News Item and sent to the main contact of all EBs)

25 March 2020 - ENTRUST News Item: ENTRUST working arrangements - an update

23 March 2020 - ENTRUST News Item: COVID-19/Coronavirus - contacting ENTRUST about the Statutory Annual Return (Form 4)

20 March 2020 - ENTRUST News Item: COVID-19/Coronavirus - an update on ENTRUST working arrangements

13 March 2020 - ENTRUST News Item: ENTRUST working arrangements during Coronavirus: COVID-19