Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has outlined plans to raise the standard rate of landfill tax by 21% in 2025 in an attempt to boost investment in “more sustainable waste management infrastructure”.

Hunt’s spring Budget included a rise in the standard rate from £103.70 a tonne to £126.15 from 1 April 2025. The lower rate will rise from £3.30 to £4.05. This will raise around £50m a year for the Treasury.