This year’s spending review for 2021-22, delivered by Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak on 25 November, highlighted the particular importance of implementing ‘consistent’ waste collection systems – including food waste – across local authorities in England.
Building on the Environment Bill and Resources and Waste Strategy, in which the Government has promised separate collections for food waste by 2023, this year’s Spending Review for 2021-22 includes a spending increase of £0.6 billion for Defra.
This will take Defra’s department expenditure limit (DEL) to a total of £5.8 billion for the next year.
This includes fiscal support for increasing recycling and reducing waste, which will allow Defra to progress with extended producer responsibility (EPR) for packaging waste, introducing a deposit return scheme (DRS) and implementing a consistent waste collection system in all English local authorities.
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