Deadline for CCL registration is fast approaching


***The deadline for new applicants to join the scheme is 31 July***

The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is a tax charged on gas, electricity, LPG, coal and coke used by businesses in the UK. 

In April 2019, CCL rates levied on energy bills will increase, leading to a greater cost added to energy bills for businesses not holding a Climate Change Agreement (CCA). For most businesses the impact will be an electricity cost increase of around 3% and a gas cost increase of 7%. 

The NFU CCL scheme gives up to 93% CCL discount on electricity and 78% on gas to qualifying businesses in the pig, poultry and protected horticulture sectors. To get the discount you need to be a member of the scheme. 

If you rear poultry for the production of meat or eggs you are able to receive a tax discount in return for meeting agreed energy efficiency targets under the NFU CCL Scheme. Achieving these targets will enable you to receive a discount until March 2023.

***The deadline for new applicants to join the scheme is 31 July***

Why join the NFU CCL scheme?

  • The current rate of 90% relief on CCL paid on electricity will rise to 93% in 2019.
  • The current rate of 65% relief on CCL paid on natural gas, LPG and coal will rise to 78% in 2019.
  • With CCL rates increasing in 2019, members of the CCL scheme will see a greater financial saving on tax paid.
  • Being part of the scheme demonstrates to customers that your business has official energy saving targets and is committed to improving its energy sustainability.

Below is an example of how much a poultry farm using 350,000 kWh of import electricity and 45,000 litres of LPG would save annually

Non-member pays:CCL member pays:Saving:

You can calculate your potential savings through the CCL Scheme using FEC Energy's online CCL Calculator.

The deadline for new or re-entries into the scheme is 30 October 2018 but you will be required to submit your application by 30 June 2018 to allow sufficient time for approval.

For more information about the scheme, email FEC Energy, or call 024 7669 3043.

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