The Climate Change Levy (CCL), introduced in April 2001, is an energy tax for businesses using 33kWh of electricity or 145kWh of gas a day. It aims to encourage business users to become more energy efficient, and to reduce their carbon emissions.
Exemptions from CCL
Opting to use energy from a low CO2 source – such as wind, solar, geothermal, landfill gas or good quality CHP (Combined Heat and Power) – gives you exemption from the levy.
If you are a larger organisation and part of a Climate Change Agreement through a trade body, you can get CCL relief.
If your business is in the Industrial, Commercial, Agricultural or Public service sector, you’ll need to pay the main rates of CCL.
You don’t need to pay the main rates of CCL if you’re a domestic energy user, a charity engaged in non-commercial activities or a business that uses less than 33kWh of electricity or 145kWh of gas a day.
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