Audit Office finds flaws in landfill tax scheme

ENDS Report 313, February 2001, pp. 38-39

"Fundamental weaknesses" in the design and oversight of the landfill tax credits scheme have been identified by the National Audit Office (NAO) in a report which raises doubts about the ability of the scheme regulator, Entrust, to spot impropriety.1 Meanwhile, the latest figures show that contributions soared in 2000 - with public parks and amenities close to landfill sites the main beneficiaries.