Environmental Body Benchmarking Data 2020 2021

23 Jun 2021

ENTRUST has committed to publish anonymised data against key scheme metrics to enable Environmental Bodies (EBs) to benchmark their own performance. A number of metrics were introduced in December 2017 based on the data provided by EBs via the Statutory Annual Return (Form 4) and other reporting requirements.

This is the fifth year that benchmarking data has been made available to the sector, having now updated the metrics using the data provided by EBs on their 2020/2021 Statutory Annual Returns. The areas covered by the metrics are:

  • Administration costs incurred by EBs against the HMRC guidance level;
  • Value of unspent funds held by EBs against the ENTRUST guidance level;
  • Value of uncommitted funds held by EBs;
  • Landfill Operator (LOs) Contributing Third Party (CTP) requirements;
  • ENTRUST's assessed risk scores for EBs;
  • Number of non-compliant recommendations made by ENTRUST for EBs subject to a compliance review; and
  • Value of project and project duration data.


The data is provided by quartiles or banding value, or in some cases, both measures are used. The data does not allow EBs to be identified and is provided to allow individual EBs to:

  • Assess their performance in relation to other EBs within the quartiles, or banding, on key performance areas relating to the operation of the scheme, of which ENTRUST believes an EB's Board and Management should be aware; and
  • Identify the areas where actions could be taken to adapt and improve an individual EB's performance.


In the 2020/2021 Benchmarking Report, we have included new red/amber/green ratings on some of the benchmarks where this is relevant. If your EB is within a benchmark category or quartile that is rated red, this will alert you to an area which may need some further attention.

For more information or to access the benchmarking data please visit the Good Practice and Benchmarking page of our website. The document is also published on the right hand side of this page.

If you have any questions about benchmarking or the data provided please contact our Helpline on 01926 488 300 or by emailing helpline@entrust.org.uk