Fly-tipping an 'insurance risk' for farmers despite crack down
Date of alert:
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.