As set out in our 2017-2020 Corporate Plan, during 2017/2018 ENTRUST consulted with accredited Environmental Bodies (EBs) on the future of this part of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) scheme.
The Accreditation Scheme was closed to new applicants in 2017 following discussions with HMRC. This decision was taken due to low take up of the scheme by EBs and the desire to streamline ENTRUST's activities in line with the reduction in size of the LCF.
In deciding how to proceed, ENTRUST carried out a review to consider whether it would be best to reduce the scope of the scheme or close it entirely. As part of the review we undertook a consultation with accredited EBs, to establish which parts of the scheme had been most beneficial and gather suggestions for its future. Analysis of responses to the consultation revealed that while there was a wish among some EBs to retain aspects of the scheme, its closure, despite necessitating a change to EB processes, would not result in long term difficulties or costs.
ENTRUST has therefore ended the Accreditation Scheme with transitional arrangements for those who expressed a case to retain certain elements of the scheme to minimise disruption to their existing processes.
For more information the consultation report is available on the right hand side of this page or on the consultation page of our website.