House Clearance York – Agree With Unlicensed Crackdown

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House Clearance York – Agree With Unlicensed Crackdown

Spring or the York house clearance & recycling industry, Spring also brings with it the annual increase in waste management licence fees for house clearance companies in York & the rest of the UK, and the accompanying ‘reason’ from the Environment Agency. Last year, they blamed the hike on solving the problem in their computer systems. This year, most of the increase in waste management charges is accounted for by the removal of Government subsidies, which end this year. If this is the case, then next year charges should rise only a few percent, in line with inflation, unless of course the Agency can think of yet another reason to keep hiking up the bills, and targeting the house clearance and waste management industries.

I am sure they would welcome any suggestions. However, as one York house clearance service commentator pointed out to me today, the sad fact is, that at the moment trading conditions are so bad that an extra charges or so in house clearance licence fees is the last thing on most house clearance owners minds. We can only hope that the higher charges do not prove to be the final straw for some house clearance companies operating in York. In addition, I can honestly say that I have never seen morale so low in the recycling industry.

Environment Agency say, the house clearance businesses in York comes under the spotlight of a ‘crackdown’ on unregulated waste carrying. An estimated 50 unlicensed house clearance companies working in York & surrounding areas will be rooted out and targeted in what will be the start of the industry’s biggest ever regulation campaign.

The exact total of unlicensed house clearance firms in York & Yorkshire is not known, but the Agency estimates that up to one in three house clearance services are unregulated: neither licensed or registered exempt. One of the most effective ways for the Agency to get their regulations message across is to prosecute and fine an unlicensed house clearance company which we here at York house clearance totally agree with as these unlicensed cowboys give the licensed house clearance business a bad name. A Yorkshire house clearance company has just been fined £3,000, plus almost £1500 in costs for fly tipping house clearance waste from a property in York.

This is before the new campaign even starts. Once it is underway, a high-profile prosecution would be the ideal way for the Agency to ‘scare’ house clearance services into complying. So, to avoid the huge fines (not to mention prison sentences), start looking into licensing and exemptions now. Yes, the licence and application fees are expensive, but the alternative could prove disastrous, both financially and personally.

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