DECC Consultation – Reforming Business Energy Taxes


The UK government is currently consulting on proposals to reform business energy efficiency taxes. All businesses pay Climate Change Levy on the electricity and fuel they purchase, with the exception of oil. In addition there are a number of other measures in place to encourage energy efficiency and carbon reduction. The key ones for industry are outlined below:

  1. Climate Change Agreements (CCA): A voluntary scheme that provides a discount for brewers in return for reaching energy efficiency targets
  2. Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC): A tax and reporting mechanism for large electricity users not covered by CCAs.
  3. Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS): The requirement for large companies to carry out an energy audit every four years

Companies may also need to comply with the Environmental Permitting Regulations, Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulations and other schemes which relate to energy usage.

As part of its response to the consultation on behalf of its clients and associates, Carbon Architecture are keen to hear views about the current energy regime and the potential impact of reforms. The answers will be collated and a response provided to DECC on behalf of the respondent group.

It should take no more than 5 minutes to complete and we would be grateful if you could respond by Wednesday 4th November.
Click this link to take the survey