Big increase in charges for Scottish "Part B" operators

Operators of "Part B" processes in Scotland are facing a massive increase in fees and charges for 1998/99 under proposals issued by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) in February. In contrast, firms south of the border face increases no higher than inflation.

Businesses have already been taken aback by the unexpectedly sharp increases in fees and charges proposed for 1998/99 under the regulatory systems operated by SEPA and the Environment Agency. The increases are generally between 10-20% for the waste, water and integrated pollution control regimes (ENDS Report 276, pp 38-39 

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