British Meat Processors Association
British Meat Processors Association

CCL Discount Scheme

Businesses should not miss out on a discount that could refund a substantial proportion of the Climate Change Levy. 

The Climate Change Levy and Climate Change Agreements 

The Climate Change Levy was introduced by the Government in 2001 to encourage ‘energy intensive’ businesses to improve energy efficiency. It has been applied to electricity, gas, LPG and coal, but not oil fuel where the tax burden is already substantial. The Government believed that the levy would raise awareness of climate change within the business community and, if it changed behaviour, would be an effective tool to lower carbon emissions.

As an incentive to businesses to reduce their carbon emissions, the Government also enabled the development of Climate Change Agreements in a wide range of industrial sectors. These agreements are frequently administered through the relevant trade associations. Under these agreements, a significant discount on the Climate Change Levy can be secured if specified sector-specific targets for improving energy efficiency or reducing carbon emissions are met.

The BMPA Climate Change Levy Discount Scheme 

The BMPA operates a Climate Change Levy Discount Scheme on behalf of red meat and red meat products businesses.

To apply, please contact our CCL Helpline (details below) to request an application pack for the BMPA scheme. You will need to complete a few simple forms and then be asked to sign the agreement. Once the Environment Agency has approved these documents you will be entitled to claim the CCL discount. This happens when you provide your energy suppliers with two simple Revenue & Customs forms. Throughout all stages of this process you can use the Helpline for guidance and advice.

For further information please call our CCL Helpline on 0844 800 1880 or email bmpa@slrconsulting.com

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