Downing Street stands by rubbish tax

Found this lurking on the BBC website.

I know I've been out of the country for a while, but I still had a double-take to see if this was an April Fools joke. What has become of old Blighty where the PM is so desperate for cash that he's prepared to tax your rubbish.

I see a large increase in fly tipping on the horizon - so hardly a policy aimed to help the environment...

Downing Street stands by rubbish tax

Trials of a scheme to tax householders who throw away too much rubbish are to forge ahead, Downing Street has said.

It had been reported that Gordon Brown was planning to scrap the policy after Labour's disastrous showing in the local elections in England and Wales.
The so-called pay-as-you-throw scheme, which would be run by local councils, has already been scaled back and it was thought it would now be ditched altogether.

But Downing Street has insisted they are to press ahead with the trials.

Anyone know what the definition of "too much rubbish" is?

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