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Chamber of Commerce warn waste charge could shut down businesses

Currently there is no charge for disposing of commercial waste Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/PA Images

Jersey's Chamber of Commerce is warning a new waste charge could force businesses to close.

The Liquid Waste Tax, they say, would cost some companies an extra £40,000 overnight.

The Chamber call it "a very real threat" and a "grave concern".

They added it will "especially" hit the tourism and hospitality sectors and it "flies in the face of the Visit Jersey aim to attract 1 million tourists by 2030".

Currently, there is no charge for commercial waste to be disposed of but politicians voted to introduce a fee last year.

Plans are yet to be approved but the Infrastructure Minister yesterday announced he wants to charge £150 per tonne for solid material and £2.27 per cubic metres for liquid waste.

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