Skip roadblock threat called off

AOL Money Staff
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skip full of rubbish

Plans to disrupt this weekend's Jubilee celebrations have been called off after the taxman took action to defuse anger over levies charged for disposing of waste.

Skip operators were threatening to mount roadblocks in protest against a sudden increase of 2,500% in the taxes they pay for dumping waste in landfill, which they said was driving companies out of business.