Defra Decides On Flat Rate WEEE Compliance Fee

Following the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance fee 2017 consultation, Defra received 30 responses from producers, Producer Compliance Schemes (PCSs), professional bodies, waste management companies and local authorities.

Of the 30 respondents, 28 agreed that the Secretary of State should set a compliance fee for the 2017 compliance year.

A total of 19 respondents preferred the Joint Trade Association proposal while 7 recommended Valpak’s proposal. Four were undecided.

Ministers have now approved the WEEE Compliance Fee proposal submitted by the Joint Trade Association (subject to minor modification) – and have decided that it should be administered by Mazars.

The compliance fee is being set to include a flat overhead fee of £3.50 per tonne to reflect variable overhead costs associated with bid preparations for local authority collection contracts, on-going management of operational contracts and the costs of auditing.

The WEEE source adjustment premium in the proposal would not apply.

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