Updated guidance for EBs in Scotland following the closure of the LCF in Scotland

13 Jul 2015

We have published updated guidance to provide information for Environmental Bodies (EBs) based in Scotland on their additional reporting obligations during the transitional period following the closure of the Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) in Scotland and the options available at the end of the transitional period.

The LCF closed in Scotland on 31 March 2015. There is a two year transitional period to enable LCF projects in Scotland to be completed and for all remaining LCF funds in Scotland to be spent. The transitional period runs from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2017. EBs can continue to register projects in Scotland with ENTRUST during the transitional period but all projects in Scotland must be completed by 31 March 2017.

Guidance note 9.4 applies to EBs based in Scotland which:

  • held a balance of LCF monies as at 31 March 2015, or
  • received a contribution of "old" monies during the transitional period, or
  • received a transfer of "old" monies during the transitional period.

You can read the full guidance note on the right hand side of this page and on the guidance page of our website.