Getting ready for your 2018/2019 Statutory Annual Return (Form 4)

31 Jan 2019

As an Environmental Body (EB) enrolled with us it is a statutory requirement that you submit a Statutory Annual Return (Form 4) by 28 April 2019. Please note that all enrolled EBs are required to complete an Annual Return even if they have not spent or received any Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) money during the reporting period (this is known as a 'nil' return) or if the EB plans to revoke from the LCF.

The Annual Return covers the period of 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. Whilst 28 April 2019 is the deadline, you do not need to wait until then to complete your Annual Return if your LCF activity for the year 2018/2019 has been completed. Additionally, it is important to note that 28 April 2019 falls on a Sunday and the ENTRUST office will not be open to assist you with your Annual Return on the deadline day. The office will also be closed on the preceding Friday 19 April and Monday 22 April for the Easter Bank Holidays, and we therefore anticipate that the Helpline will be very busy in the week preceding the deadline.

To complete your Statutory Annual Return (Form 4), or to help you prepare for completing it, here is an overview of the information you will need to correctly complete the form.

In the first instance you will need to review each of your approved projects, looking at the project start and end dates, and ensure that any project expenditure falls between those dates. If it does not, you will need to contact the Registrations Team to arrange an extension to your project end date. If you fail to apply for an extension, then any project expenditure outside of the start and end date will be a breach and that expenditure will be non-compliant. You can read more information on our project registration page.

Once you have reviewed your projects and been granted any necessary extension requests, you will need the following information to complete your Annual Return:

  • The value of LCF monies held and received during the period; and
  • The value and details of LCF expenditure during the period, including a cost breakdown for each project.

The Statutory Annual Return (Form 4) can be quickly and easily completed through ENTRUST Online (EOL), our online database which will pre-populate many of the fields for you, with the information we already hold. 

If you have already registered for EOL and have forgotten your password please go to EOL, enter your email address and click on the the forgotten password link, which will email you with instructions on how to login. If you would like to register to access EOL please call us on 01926 488 300 or email [email protected]

If you would like any further information or assistance to complete your Statutory Annual Return (Form 4) please contact our Helpline on 01926 488 300.