Framework for reviewing project applications

16 Dec 2019

Our framework for assessing projects considered high risk has been updated to provide better clarity on what information we require when processing certain project applications.

The clarified framework can be accessed via the project review framework page of our website and through the related document on the right hand side of this page.

Every project application submitted to ENTRUST is assessed against a control framework by the Registrations team to ensure it complies with the Landfill Tax Regulations (1996) (Regulations) and ENTRUST's guidance.

Taking into account our compliance and enforcement activities, we updated and strengthened the project approval framework process to mitigate the risk that LCF monies will be spent non-compliantly. This framework enhanced our approach when processing projects considered high risk and was implemented from 1 April 2019.

We committed to undertake a review of the framework after six months in operation. Following the implementation, we noted and recorded the feedback from EBs on areas where they considered the framework could be improved in terms of clarity as to the information we were seeking. Based on our experience of operating the framework and the feedback from EBs we have redrafted the framework to clarify what information we require from EBs when a project is considered high risk.

The updated framework will be implemented from 1 January 2020. If you have any questions about the framework please contact the Helpline on 01926 488 300 or