Climate Change Agreements

What is a CCA?

Climate Change agreements are made voluntarily between UK industry and the Environment agency to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. The scheme was brought in by the environment agency in 2013 to encourage organisations to reach targets on energy efficiency and carbon reduction in energy intensive sectors.

Why apply?

Operators receive discounts on their Climate Change Levy (CCL), a tax which is added to electricity and fuel bills. By joining the scheme businesses can save up to 90% on their CCL charges for electricity and up to 65% for gas.

CCL rates for businesses have been increasing steadily over the last few years and this trend is likely to continue, so there has never been a better time to create a CCA and avoid these charges.

CCAs can be obtained for a wide range of energy intensive sectors such as industrial, commercial, agricultural and public sector organisations. Once targets are met in a given reporting period, a reduced rate certificate will be issued entitling the claimant to the discount.

We have helped many of our clients successfully reduce their energy costs by implementing CAAs for them. We are happy to help your business achieve these same efficiencies. To find out more about how we can assist, contact our team today.