Budget 2015 Landfill Communities Fund Update

18 Mar 2015

The Budget announcement on 18 March 2015 included the following paragraphs which relate to the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF):

"2.173 Landfill Communities Fund value

The value of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) for 2015-16 will be set at £59.4m, with the cap on contributions by landfill operators amended to 5.7%. The value of the LCF reflects devolution of Landfill Tax to Scotland from 1 April 2015 and the ongoing high levels of unspent LCF funds. The saving from the LCF will be used to fund a one-off £4.2m increase in Environment Agency funding to address waste crime.

2.174 Landfill Communities Fund reform

The government is consulting on a package of measures to reform the LCF, developed by a government-sector working group. The package will accelerate the spending of funds on community projects, reduce administrative costs and simplify administrative processes."

The full Budget 2015 document can be read here and the reform consultation document can be read here.

Further details including the EB levy rate will be published shortly.