asked Her Majesty's Government:
What was the total revenue from the landfill tax in 2003–04: and how much of it, if any, is allocated to fund environmental improvements. [HL1230]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport (Lord McIntosh of Haringey)
Like the other environmental taxes, landfill tax was designed to be broadly revenue neutral. When the tax was introduced, employers' national insurance contributions were reduced by 0.2 per cent. Landfill tax receipts were £607 million in 2003–04. This figure is net of landfill tax credit scheme (LTCS) contributions. In 2003–04 the value of the LTCS, which helps to mitigate the effects of landfill upon local communities was £45.8 million.