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Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Bill

A Welsh Government Bill, introduced by Mark Drakeford AM, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government. The Business Committee has remitted the Bill to the Finance Committee.

 

About the Bill

The Bill covers the following areas:

  • The definition of a “taxable disposal” on which Land Disposals Tax will be charged;
  • What is meant by an authorised landfill site and what is expected of landfill site operators in terms of their liability to pay Land Disposals Tax, the duty to register with WRA, how to account for Land Disposals Tax etc.;
  • The application of Land Disposals Tax to disposals made other than at an authorised landfill site and who is liable for Land Disposals Tax on such disposals;
  • How Land Disposals Tax will be calculated, what rate of tax will apply and what exemptions, reliefs and credits may apply;
  • Duties on taxpayers to make payments and pay penalties and interest in certain circumstances; and
  • The inspection of premises for the purpose of ascertaining a person’s liability to Land Disposals Tax, and the sharing of information between certain public authorities for the purpose of Land Disposals Tax.

 

Further detail about the Bill can be found in its accompanying Explanatory Memorandum.

 

Current Stage

Stage 2

The Bill is currently at Stage 2. An explanation of the various stages of Assembly Bills is available in the Guide to the Stages of Public Bills and Acts.

 

Record of Passage in the National Assembly for Wales

The following table sets out the dates for each stage of the Bill’s passage through the National Assembly for Wales.

 

Stage

Documents

Bill introduced: 28 November 2016

Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Bill, as introduced (PDF, 298KB)

 

Explanatory Memorandum (PDF, 935KB)

 

Presiding Officer’s Statement – 28 November 2016 (PDF, 127KB)

 

Business Committee’s report on the timetable for consideration of the Bill - 28 November 2016 (PDF, 54.2KB)

 

Plenary Statement: The Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Bill – 29 November 2016

 

Research Service Bill Summary (PDF, 844KB)

 

Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme – 13 December 2016 (PDF, 827KB)

 

Statement of policy intent (PDF, 146KB)

 

Stage 1: Committee considerations of general principles

The Finance Committee issued a call for evidence, which closed on 11 January 2017.

 

Committee dates

The Finance Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

 

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

1 December 2016

Consideration of Approach to Stage 1 Scrutiny

(Private)

(Private)

15 December 2016

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

15 December 2016, Transcript (PDF, 221KB)

View meeting of 15 December 2016

11 January 2017

Oral evidence Session

11 January 2017, Transcript (PDF, 415KB)

View meeting of 11 January 2017

19 January 2017

Oral evidence Session

19 January 2017, Transcript (PDF, 741KB)

View meeting of 19 January 2017

25 January 2017

Oral evidence Session

25 January 2017, Transcript (PDF, 675KB)

View meeting of 25 January 2017

2 February 2017

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government

2 February 2017, Transcript (PDF, 673KB)

View meeting of 2 February 2017

16 February 2017

Private discussion of report contents

(Private)

(Private)

 

The Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee considered the Bill on the following dates:

Date and Agenda

Purpose of meeting

Transcript

Senedd.TV

9 January 2017

Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government (Member in charge of the Bill)

9 January 2017, Transcript (PDF, 318KB)

View meeting of 9 January 2017

 

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government – 4 January 2017 (PDF, 137KB)

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government – 31 January 2017 (PDF, 173KB)

Letter from Deloitte LLP – Clarification of oral evidence provided on 25 January 2017 (PDF, 40KB)

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government – 15 February 2017 (PDF, 614KB)

Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government to the Finance Committee - 20 March 2017 (PDF, 136KB)

 

Committee Reports

Finance Committee Stage 1 Report – March 2017 (PDF, 1012KB)

Response by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government to the Finance Committee's Stage 1 Report - 20 March 2017 (PDF, 373KB)

Response by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government to the Finance Committee's Stage 1 Report - Annex A - Recommendation 5 (PDF, 432KB)

Letter from Jane Ellison MP - 17 March 2017 (PDF, 478KB)

Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee - Report on the Landfill Disposals Tax (Wales) Bill – March 2017 (PDF, 2MB)

Response by the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee’s Stage 1 Report – 20 March 2017 (PDF, 644KB)

 

 

Stage 1: Debate in Plenary on general principles

 

A debate took place in Plenary on 21 March 2017. The motion to agree the general principles of the Bill was agreed.

 

Financial Resolution

A Financial Resolution was agreed in Plenary on 21 March 2017.

Stage 2: Committee consideration of amendments

 

Stage 2 began on 22 March 2017. Details of tabled amendments will be published here.

 

Stage 2 consideration will take place in Committee on 11 May 2017. The deadline for tabling amendments is five working days before the date of the meeting at which they are due to be considered.

 

Notices of amendments

Notice of amendments – 22 March 2017 (PDF, 71KB)

Welsh Government: Purpose and Effect table - 22 March 2017 (PDF, 206KB)

Stage 3: Plenary consideration of amendments

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Stage 4: Passing of the Bill in Plenary

This Stage has not yet been reached.

Post-stage 4

This Stage has not yet been reached.

 

Contact information

Clerk: Bethan Davies

Phone:0300 200 6372

 

Postal address:

National Assembly for Wales

Cardiff Bay

Cardiff     CF99 1NA

 

Email: SeneddFinance@Assembly.Wales

 

 

Business type: Bill

Status: For consideration

First published: 23/08/2016

Documents

Consultations

 

 

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