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Abstraction

Taking water from controlled waters such as rivers, reservoirs or boreholes. Depending on the amount of water that you take, you may need to have an authorisation or a licence. You may require an abstraction licence if you intend to use more than 20 cubic metres per day in England, Northern Ireland or Wales, or more than 50 cubic metres per day in Scotland.

Aggregates levy

This is a tax on the commercial exploitation in the UK of rock, sand and gravel.

Authorised Waste Carrier

Authorised Waste Carriers are permitted to handle and dispose of waste. They include council waste collectors, waste carriers and brokers registered with the Environment Agency or the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, and holders of environmental permits and waste management licences.
 
 
 

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