HSE to make unannounced inspections

The HSE has announced that as from next week it will start conducting unannounced inspections to waste and recycling facilities. The announcement follows publication last week of the HSEs sector specific plans to improve the health & safety record of 19 industries...

Illegal disposal of waste made taxable

As part of a crackdown on illegally disposed of waste, HMRC has announced that illegal operators will have to pay landfill tax. The government estimates that there are around 600 sites operating illegally across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. From 1st April...