Environmental taxes, schemes and tax reliefs

Over the years, the government has introduced multiple schemes and taxes to encourage businesses to focus on conserving energy. It’s a bit of a minefield.

Energy is one of the most heavily legislated areas as the government seeks to control or reduce our impact on the environment through taxation, levies and grants.

EVERYONE IS AFFECTED BY GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION

What are they?

The taxes and levies are policies and schemes introduced by the UK government to encourage generators and consumers to move away from traditional energy sources and invest in or consume more renewable energy.

Some of these schemes are:

  • CCA
  • CCL
  • CRC
  • SECR
  • ESOS

Our team can help you through the myriad of schemes, a few of which are explained below:

CCAs

Climate Change Agreements are a valuable resource if your industry is covered by one, but they are also a lot of work. Even if your industry is covered, application and ongoing reporting can be a burden that may outweigh the financial benefits. Pulse can assess your organisation for CCA compatibility, and undertake the initial application process, as well as ongoing reporting requirements.

CRC

Our Carbon Reduction Commitment services will assist your organisation with whichever stage of the process you have reached. Our experts have assisted clients with many of the complexities of the scheme, from registration or late registration, to obtaining energy supplier reports, purchasing and surrendering carbon allowances. In 2016, the Government announced the CRC scheme would be cut at the end of the phase, though qualifying organisations will be required to comply until 2019.

ESOS

ESOS, Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme, mandates energy audits for organisations of a certain size based on employee numbers or financial criteria. In Phase I of the scheme (2011-2015), Pulse assisted over 20 organisations with ESOS assessment and compliance. While the December 2015 deadline for compliance has passed, our Qualified Lead Assessor can work with you towards late Phase I compliance, or provide assistance with your Phase II assessment. Learn more about ESOS

The cost of these services vary according to the complexity of your business and requirements.

Contact us if you’d like help navigating through which schemes are relevant for your company and the application processes.

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Call us to discuss your needs and we can create the bespoke analysis necessary to discuss this further.

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