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Chancellor urged to review tax treatment for red diesel

A cross-sector letter has been sent to Chancellor Rishi Sunak, urging for a review of tax treatment for red diesel.
The letter, sent by the United Resource Operators Consortium (UROC) and signed by the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), states that the use of red diesel is ‘imperative’ for recycling with the majority of plant and machinery running off diesel powered engines. It says there is no ‘market ready kit’ using alternative fuels.

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Wed Mar 16 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Small firms say they face ‘extinction’ over Veolia/Suez merger

Smaller independent waste operators face “extinction” if the Veolia/Suez merger goes ahead, the United Resource Operators Consortium (UROC) has warned.

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Mon Mar 21 2022 11:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

UROC leads review call over red diesel tax change

A letter sent by skip hire trade association UROC – and co-signed by a string of waste organisations – has called for the Chancellor of the Exchequer to review the upcoming change to red diesel tax rules.

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Tue Mar 15 2022 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Environment Agency Billing Information Letter

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Thu Apr 23 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Relaxation of Driver's Hours

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Thu Apr 23 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Extension of Testing for Frontline Workers

In evidence to regulator the Competition and Markets Authority, which is examining the impact of the merger in the UK, UROC said: “If the merger goes ahead and has the adverse impacts envisaged…independent operators face extinction and,

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Thu Apr 23 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Essential Worker Testing

The government has provided extensive information and guidance, including links to portals relating to essential worker testing.

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Sun Apr 26 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Financial Support Survey

DEFRA has requested we circulate this survey to help gather important information to inform government how best to support the waste industry during this time.

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Sun Apr 26 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Rules on Waste Transfer Notes Relaxed

In its latest COVID-19 Regulatory Position Statement (RPS), the Environment Agency has moved to relax rules on waste transfer notes to help the waste sector with social distancing.

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Tue Apr 21 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Relaxation of Driver's Hours

We have received notification that the Department for Transport

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Thu Apr 16 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Guidance for Social Distancing

Latest guidance related to social distancing, with a specific reference to waste management.

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Tue Apr 07 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

A Letter from Minister Pow

Environment Minister, Rebecca Pow has written a letter addressed to the sector.

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Wed Apr 15 2020 23:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)