The Deregulation Act provisions add more stages and regulations in the enforcement of waste collection adding costs and time to the work of boroughs.
We opposed the changes and worked with a number of peers from across political parties to seek exemptions for London from the government's proposals. This was because the changes undermine the decriminalised system introduced in London through the London Local Authorities Act 2007. The provisions came into force on 15 June 2015.
Our amendments were not successful and we have produced a Members Briefing setting out the implications of Clause 58 of the Deregulation Act 2015 for boroughs. Accessing this briefing requires a Member Login. Officers can request the briefing from Jennifer Sibley.