The measure will suspend those exemptions, exclusions and reliefs from the Aggregates Levy which are the subject of a state aid investigation by the European Commission.
Businesses affected include those which commercially exploit:
- coal, lignite, slate or shale, or the spoil from the separation of these materials from other rock
- certain industrial minerals
- the spoil, waste or other by-products from the extraction or separation of certain industrial minerals from other rock
- the spoil, waste or by-products from industrial combustion or the smelting or refining of metal