CCL Discount Scheme


The Climate Change Levy (CCL) was first introduced in April 2001. The CCL is an energy tax that adds approximately 15% to typical energy bills of UK businesses. Energy intensive industries are able to join Climate Change Agreements Scheme to help further mitigate the effects of this tax.

The CCL is a key part of the UK governments’ strategy to promote energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The CCL is applied to electricity, gas, coal and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG), but is not applied to any domestic supplies.


What is a Climate Change Agreement (CCA)?

CCAs are voluntary agreements which detail targets for eligible industry sectors (trade associations) to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.

Operators who hold a CCA are eligible to claim a discount on the Climate Change Levy (CCL) charged on their energy bills.

Previously, the 'Old' CCA Scheme ran from 2001 to 31st March 2013; however, the new CCA scheme started on 1 April 2013 and will run until 31st December 2023.


Why have a CCA?

The benefits of having a CCA and partaking in the Climate Change Levy Discount Scheme result in up to 90% discount on electricity and up to 65% on gas, coal and LPG on the CCL charged in return for meeting energy or carbon saving targets.

For further information about the CCA relevant to your trade / industry association, please click on the relevant industry association logo to the right hand side of this page, to view the information available on CCL and CCAs.



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