HC Deb 13 January 2003 vol 397 cc415-6W
Dr. Whitehead

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the calculations his Department has made concerning the value of the tax arising from the landfill levy that would have been forgone in 2002–03 if all the available tax credits had been claimed by landfill operators. [88582]

John Healey

Based on the predicted quantity of taxable waste going to landfill, the total tax liability of landfill operators in 2002–03 is estimated to be £675 million. Landfill operators can divert up to a maximum of 20 per cent. of this amount to the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme. Therefore, if all available tax credits are claimed in 2002–03, then approximately £135 million of potential landfill tax revenue will be foregone.

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