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The first, which is good news for responsible house clearance companies in Perth & the rest of the UK, is the Environment Agency, which has launched a nationwide crack-down on an estimated 850 illegally operating house clearance services, with the ultimate aim of bringing them all within the licensing system. The exercise, headed by a well-respected regulator, will be carried out over the next twelve months. The regulator explains: “The environment does need protection from the adverse effects of the fly tipping house clearance companies, but the regulatory regime has to reflect both that priority and the enormous environmental benefits the industry brings.”
According to the Agency’s Waste Manager for Scotland, who has overall responsibility for the campaign, 20% of house clearance firms have not even applied for registration or a licence and another 10% still have licence applications outstanding. Meanwhile the regulator promises: “By the end of the year-long project, the operator of any illegal house clearance business faces both the very real prospect of enforcement action and strong commercial pressure to get on the right side of the legal fence.” Full details of the campaign will be issued in March next year.
The reason given for this crackdown is the outcome of the legal challenge on the definition of waste last month, which seems to have really got under the Agency’s skin. Despite this, the Agency claims its approach will be ‘firm, fair and consistent’. Now, in another news story it is rumoured that the Agency will increase waste management licence fees by 15% next year. Reactions have been strong, as fees already rose this year by 20%. This would work out at a cumulative increase of 38% over two years: shocking by anyone’s standards. It appears that whatever happens the Agency will make the house clearance & recycling industry pay, both for the Agency finally doing its job (ensuring that businesses work on an even playing field), and for any embarrassment suffered in the High Court.
Do you think the Agency’s promise to be ‘firm, fair and consistent’ also applies to the rumoured licence fee increases? Perhaps it would be more accurate to remove the ‘fair’, and add ‘extortionate’. House Clearance Perth is already spending over 50% of income on licensed waste recycling.