Here is where you will find the latest updates on the news affecting the industry
Blue work with UROC to host Health & Safety Workshop
In September Blue Central sponsored their first trade body lead webinar. In collaboration with UROC, they provided a waste industry legal compliance session to staff, customers, interested parties and the wider sector. To watch the session in full please click the link below.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.