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Data Provider: Welsh Revenue Authority Landfill Disposals Tax (LDT) paid to the Welsh Revenue Authority
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Period 1
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2018-19April to September 2018-1912.2
October to December 2018-1913.5
January to March 2018-1910.1
2019-20April to June 2019-209.2
July to September 2019-2010.1
October to December 2019-2010.9
January to March 2019-207.1
[Collapse]2020-21 (to date)April to June 2020-212.5


Landfill Disposals Tax statistics on tax paid, by time period

Last update
20 August 2020 20 August 2020

Next update
19 November 2020

Publishing organisation
Welsh Revenue Authority

Source 1
Landfill Disposals Tax returns, Welsh Revenue Authority

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Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Geographical coverage

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
From 1 April 2018, Landfill Disposals Tax (LDT) replaced Landfill Tax in Wales and is collected and managed by the Welsh Revenue Authority (WRA).

The Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Act 2017 gained Royal Assent on 7 September 2017. Like Landfill Tax, LDT is a tax on the disposal of waste to landfill and is charged by weight. It is payable by landfill site operators, who pass on these costs to other waste operators through their gate fee. The tax incentivises the diversion of waste from landfill to other less harmful methods of waste management such as recycling and incineration.

Each landfill site operator agrees a quarterly accounting period with the WRA for making an LDT return, which must be received by the last working day of the month following the end of the accounting period.

The dataset includes a breakdown by:
- measure: tax paid
- reporting period (year and quarter)

Data collection and calculation
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Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Quarterly and annual estimates are presented, based on the latest three-month accounting period for each landfill site operator.

Users, uses and context
These statistics have been established to meet the immediate user requirement for data on the implementation of LDT, following the establishment of the WRA. Our key users are colleagues from the Welsh Treasury within the Welsh Government, the Office of Budget Responsibility, and other tax authorities in the UK.

Rounding applied
Values in this dataset are rounded to the nearest nearest £0.1 million.

Revisions information
The data is currently provisional and may be revised in future releases to account for updates to returns, for example following routine mitigation and recovery checks carried out by the WRA.

Statistical quality
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Landfill Disposals Tax; LDT; Tax