Updates to EOL regarding the LCF Statutory Annual Return

28 Oct 2021

Each year all enrolled Environmental Bodies (EBs) are required to complete a Statutory Annual Return to report their expenditure of Landfill Communities Fund (LCF) monies to ENTRUST. The return for 2021/2022 will be due by the deadline of 28 April 2022.

As part of our continuous improvement programme and to assist EBs to provide accurate figures in their Statutory Annual Return we have introduced additional features to the Statutory Annual Return (Form 4) within ENTRUST Online (EOL). These features will improve our data collection, and data validation in order to reduce any errors and/or mis-reporting of data. These changes have been made to the 2021/2022 return and we have done this now as we know a number of larger EBs work on their return througout the year.

The improvements we have introduced this year are:

  • For EBs reporting Administration Costs, we have added an administration cost breakdown sheet which, when completed, will populate the administration cost field in the Form; and
  • The ENTRUST levy field will now be pre-populated with the information based on values previously reported as contributions throughout the year. The EB will then be able to validate this pre-populated data as correct (this replicates the function for contributions and transfers).

We will update the 'How to' guide for the Statutory Annual Return to reflect the changes that have been made and include further reminders in our Form 4 communications later in the year. If you have any questions about the Statutory Annual Return, please contact Helpline by calling 01926 488 300 or by emailing compliance@entrust.org.uk