He also worked in the voluntary sector for four years before a five-year stint with Entrust, the regulatory body working on the landfill tax credit scheme
, where he was responsible for Wales, the West Midlands and South-West England.
PW: The Landfill Tax Credit Scheme
does give grants to environment improvements in areas immediately around landfill sites.
The grants are made under the Landfill Communities Fund - formerly known as the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme
- and look to improve community life by enhancing existing facilities as well as providing new ones.
SITA, which operates sites in Newcastle, Ellington, Burnhills and Seghill, has made the grants through the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme
Rushall Parish Church has been awarded a grant of pounds 6,000 from the Cleansing Services Group landfill tax credit scheme
The Clean Tyne project, led by the Port of Tyne and managed by Gateshead Council, received pounds 281,000 from SITA Environmental Trust through the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme
, pounds 20,000 from National Grid Transco and pounds 20,000 from the Environment Agency to add to the ongoing contributions from the Port and the four councils (Gateshead, Newcastle, South Tyneside and North Tyneside).
Echills Wood Railway Society is relocating from the Royal Showground at Stoneleigh in Warwickshire to the water park after being granted pounds 25,000 for the move by SITA Trust, which distributes funding through the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme
About pounds 45,000 has been spent on several projects made possible by cash from the Government's landfill tax credit scheme
The Landcare programme is funded by the Landfill Tax Credit scheme
The Landfill Tax Credit Scheme
allows landfill site operating companies to claim tax credits for donations to environmental organisations.
But Coun Phil Robinson, cabinet member for the environment, said the council fully supports the project, which is being funded through the landfill tax credit scheme