Industry laments land remediation relief plans

Treasury plans to alter tax relief for contaminated land remediation have drawn concerns from the Environmental Industries Commission that the move will fail to stimulate clean-up.

The government is proposing to change the rules governing the payment of land remediation relief (LRR) to developers to clarify what they can claim for. It wants to extend the LRR to provide relief for the costs of clearing Japanese knotweed and remediating long-term derelict land.

The extension aims to recycle the revenue raised by the withdrawal of the exemption from landfill tax. The Treasury says that the move is intended to be "broa

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