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Calls to delay liquid waste charges

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Politicians overseeing the government's proposed liquid waste charge in Jersey are recommending it be delayed.

The Environment Scrutiny Panel have been reviewing the proposal from Deputy Eddie Noel that businesses pay to dispose of liquid waste from next year.

The Panel say the reasons for bringing in the charge are 'on the whole well supported and consistent with experience in other jurisdictions.'

However, they have various concerns with the way the government plan to bring the charges in and have given the Infrastructure Minister 12 recommendations. One of them is to delay bringing in the charge whilst an 'open consultation' takes place.

The plans would see businesses charged £2.27 per cm for liquid waste and would generate much-needed government funds.

The States are due to debate the proposal next week, although they have agreed them in principle.

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