Friday, 25 September 2015

The Climate Change Levy is a tax paid by non-domestic UK energy users. The levy was introduced in 2001 with the aim of incentivising energy efficiency and helping to reduce carbon emissions. Domestic energy use is classed as an electricity supply no greater than 1,000 kWh per month, while CCL is paid at either the main rates or the carbon price support (CPS) rates.

Main rates

These apply to companies in the industrial, commercial, agricultural and public services sectors and are payable for the use of electricity, gas and solid fuels (i.e. lignite, coke and petroleum).

Charities and businesses using small amounts of energy are exempt from the main rates of CCL.

  •          Electricity: 0.541p per kW hour (0.559p from April 1 2016)
  •          Gas: 0.188p per kW hour (0.195p from April 1 2016)
  •          Gas supplied in a liquid state: 1.21p per kilogram (1.251 p from April 1 2016).

CPS rates

Owners of electricity generating stations and operators of combined heat and power (CHP) stations are liable for CPS rates. Gas, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) plus coal and other solid fossil fuels all qualify. CPS rates do not apply in Northern Ireland.

  •          Gas: 0.334p per kW hour (0.331p from April 1 2016)
  •          LPG: 5.307p per kilogram (5.28p from April 1 2016)
  •          Coal and other solid fossil fuels: £1.5686 per gigajoule on gross calorific value (£1.5479 from April 1 2016).

Gibbons can help you reduce carbon emissions from equipment such as electric motors, pumps and HVAC systems within your building, plant or process. We provide energy-efficient products and associated services in order to minimise your carbon footprint and save you money. We’re experienced working with businesses across all sectors and have an outstanding track record of saving companies money while extending the life of their equipment.

So call us on 01621 868138 or email and a member of our team will be happy to help. 


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