Why an appeal over landfill ‘fluff’ could have major implications for the waste sector

Legal experts agree that an Upper Tribunal decision on landfill ‘fluff’ could have far reaching implications for the waste industry. Conor McGlone reports.

Earlier this month, three waste firms won an appeal against a ruling that found they should pay landfill tax on black bag waste used to protect the lining of landfills, known as ‘fluff’.
The case referred to practices taking place before new provisions were introduced with the Finance Act 2018, so will have no effect on the current use of fluff at landfill sites.

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