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Liquid waste proposals due to be debated by politicians

The controversial proposals could see large hotels charged an extra £40,000 a year for liquid waste disposal Photo: PA Images

A tax on liquid waste in Jersey is due to be debated by island politicians today, with the States Assembly sitting for the last time before the summer recess.

The controversial proposals, which could see large hotels charged an extra £40,000 a year for liquid waste disposal, have been criticised by many industries, with hospitality expected to be particularly affected.

Last week the Environment Scrutiny Panel reviewed the proposals and recommended the plans be delayed.

The Panel says the proposals are 'on the whole well supported and consistent with experience in other jurisdictions.'

However, it has called for a longer consultation period to better understand the impact it could have on island businesses.

States Members are meeting for the last time before the summer recess