We continue to listen to feedback from Environmental Bodies (EBs) on our Guidance Manual and periodically update it to provide more clarity or to provide an updated position in a specific area.
This week we published further updates based on EBs' feedback in the following areas (the relevant section in the guidance is also noted):
- Confirming that Annual Returns are calculated on a cash basis and not on an accruals accounting basis (3.8);
- Clarifying that upfront payments are only acceptable under certain conditions (5.3);
- Clarifying the requirements regarding EB enrolments in relation to EBs dissolving (2.4); and
- Updating the guidance to include information relating to the new framework for high-risk projects (4.1).
The updates to the Guidance Manual do not include the recently released guidance related to the impact of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) on the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF), as it relates to specific guidance in relation to the current unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances. You can find the Covid-19 guidance here.