Consultation outcome

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance fee 2017

This consultation has concluded

Detail of outcome

Following the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance fee 2017 consultation, we received 30 responses from producers, Producer Compliance Schemes (PCSs), professional bodies, waste management companies and local authorities.

Of the 30 respondents, 28 agreed that the Secretary of State should set a compliance fee for the 2017 compliance year. A total of 19 respondents preferred the Joint Trade Association proposal while 7 recommended Valpak’s proposal. 4 were undecided.

Ministers have now approved the WEEE Compliance Fee proposal submitted by the Joint Trade Association (subject to minor modification) – and have decided that it should be administered by Mazars.

The compliance fee is being set to include a flat overhead fee of £3.50 per tonne to reflect variable overhead costs associated with bid preparations for local authority collection contracts, on-going management of operational contracts and the costs of auditing. The WEEE source adjustment premium in the proposal would not apply.

If any PCSs have queries about the fee they should contact:

Original consultation


Seeking views on whether we should set a compliance fee for 2017. We also want your views on two proposals for managing this year’s fee.

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Consultation description

We want to know whether you think there should be a Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) compliance fee set for 2017. We also want to know your thoughts on the two proposals we’ve received for how the fee should be managed in 2017.

The use of a compliance fee and how it is administered is agreed annually. Companies that don’t meet their annual collection targets can comply with the 2013 WEEE Regulations by paying the compliance fee instead.

Published 18 October 2017
Last updated 23 March 2018 + show all updates
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