February 3, 2015
Compliance fee mechanism proposed by Joint Trade Association (JTA) has been selected by BIS for 2014 compliance period.
The JTA announced that the Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) has selected its proposal for a WEEE compliance fee mechanism for the 2014 compliance period, with the JTA submitting its proposal in September last year.
The proposed mechanism, detailed by the JTA in October, incorporates a calculation methodology developed by economic consultancy group FTI, and recommends that the administrator of the compliance fee mechanism should be Mazars LLP – “a UK top ten accountancy firm”.
Richard Hughes, Chairman of JTA and Technical Manager at AMDEA, commented on the news: “The JTA worked hard to ensure that the compliance fee mechanism we proposed was fair, robust, and straightforward to calculate. We selected Mazars as administrators, for their demonstrable expertise and independence. We are therefore pleased that our proposal has been approved for use by BIS.”
Meanwhile, Simon Eves, Deputy Chairman of the JTA, Chairman of the Environment Strategy Council at techUK and Head of Environmental Affairs at Panasonic UK, said: “The Compliance Fee is an important element in the UK’s new fairer WEEE system. It provides a legitimate way for Producer Compliance Schemes who have fallen short of their target to comply.”
Hughes stated that any PCSs wishing to use the compliance fee for 2014 can register their interest with Mazars by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , with requests needing to be sent “as soon as possible” as schemes need to complete their own declarations of compliance to the Environment Agencies by the end of March 2015.
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