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April 2015

Soil Stabilisation & Aggregates Levy

Following extensive industry lobbying to the HM Treasury, the EU has approved all but one of the exemptions for tax relief from the aggregates levy introduced by the UK government in 2002. The British Aggregates Levy is a tax on aggregates, a material often used in construction, and designed to encourage the use of recycled product and reduce environmental damage. The EU’s decision means that clay will continue to be exempt from the Aggregates Levy and therefore soil stabilisation will not be affected by the levy. Legislation will be passed to confirm the exemption when a new Government is in place.

Link to HMRC’s website about the decision here:


Notes to Editors

The BLA is a constituent body of the Mineral Products Association (MPA), which is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, lime, mortar and silica sand industries. The BLA represents the interests of three member companies, responsible for producing 75% of the lime sold in the UK. The BLA members are Lhoist UK, Singleton Birch Ltd and Tarmac.

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