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Fly-tipping an 'insurance risk' for farmers despite crack down

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Fly-tipping an 'insurance risk' for farmers despite crack down

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Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Avon & Somerset Constabulary

Fly tipping is still a significant insurance risk for farmers despite new government proposals to tackle it, financial experts have warned.
Farmers are hoping that the tougher proposals to tackle a rise in fly tipping will help resolve a problem that has dogged the countryside for decades.

More robust checks on those who are registered to handle and dispose of waste are planned, plus the introduction of a mandatory digital tracking system.

But insurance experts have warned that waste crime remained a 'significant risk' for farmers, rural businesses and landowners.

It comes after Defra reported that there were 1.13m fly-tipping incidents in England in 2020-21, a rise of 16% on the previous 12 months.

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