HOW REPAIR INSTEAD OF SKIPPING CAN SAVE YOU MONEY
UK home owners undergoing renovation projects often forget a hidden cost in their budgeting. That is, the hire of skips. Unfortunately, the cost of skip hire has almost doubled in 2014 due to HM Revenue & Customs applying a large tax hike last year.
Waste contractors in particular are furious that the controversial “Skip Tax” is back.
Industry figures say that the cost of hiring a skip has soared because HMRC has implemented a whopping 2,700 per cent rise in the cost of sending granules or “fines” of everyday building waste such as concrete, brick and glass to landfill.
The charge on the waste has increased from just £2.50 a tonne to £72, with a further increase to £80 scheduled for November 2015.
To the everyday customer hiring a skip, this increase means that the “Skip Tax” would add as much as £175 to the already costly price of skip hire.
It was also undoubtedly a trigger in the dramatic increase in fly-tipping across the UK last year.
If people turned to fIXATION to restore, renew and repair damaged items within the home, would you really need to hire a skip at all? It’s certainly worth considering renewing instead of replacing, not only to save on skip hire costs but also in playing a small part in protecting the environment and making good what you already have.
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