Have you checked your eligibility?
What is a CCA or Climate Change Agreement?
Climate change agreements are voluntary agreements made by UK industry and the Environment Agency to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. In return, operators receive a discount on the Climate Change Levy (CCL), a tax added to electricity and fuel bills. The Environment Agency administers the CCA scheme on behalf of the whole of the UK. – www.gov.co.uk
Sector Associations negotiate an umbrella agreement between The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the sector. An underlying agreement is then applied for via the sector association for all sites that wish to benefit from the CCL and commit to the targets put in place.
The current CCA scheme has been in operation since April 2013 and will run until March 31st, 2023 but at present under current guidelines will close to new entrants on the 30th of November 2020.
Does your industry or sector have a CCA?
At present there are 50+ sectors that have negotiated and implemented umbrella agreements. Eyebright will be happy to advise if your sector has an umbrella agreement in place.
Is the CCA open to new applications?
At present all CCA’s are open to new applications but this is due to change on the 30th of November 2020. Eyebright will be happy to clarify the relevant dates for your sectors CCA umbrella agreement.
Are you eligible to apply for the CCA?
Each CCA umbrella agreement has specific and often complex eligibility criteria, this is something eyebright can ascertain for you to ensure you do not waste time applying for something you may not be eligible for.
What are the cost benefits / ROI?
There is a cost associated to the application process and this changes from sector to sector and within each sector there are different charging structures. Eyebright can conduct a cost benefit / return on investment analysis to ensure your application will benefit your organisation.
What does the application process entail?
Each sector has a different application process and require varying levels of information and evidence for the application to be successful. This is a crucial step in the process, and it is very important that you understand what is required of your organisation for your application to be successful. This is an area eyebright have vast experience in and can project mange the application process for our clients from inception to acceptance.
What happens once you CCA application is accepted?
eyebright manage all aspects of our client’s climate change agreement, ensuring that all required reporting obligations are fulfilled while also manging the relevant energy suppliers to ensure that all relevant CCL HMRC reduction forms are filed, and discounts applied.
If you would like to check your eligibility for a CCA (Climate Change Agreement) please get in touch with our dedicated energy services team and they will assist in a no obligation check on your eligibility.
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