Is your business CCL exempt? Is your business CCL exempt?

If your business works in the metallurgical or mineralogical industry, you could be paying too much tax on your energy

The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is one of a number of environmental taxes brought in by the UK government to encourage businesses to operate in a greener and more environmentally conscious way. The CCL has been in place since 2001 and was increased in April 2014 for the metallurgical and mineralogical sector.

Importantly, the scheme offers relief to companies using energy for metallurgical and mineralogical processes, yet relatively few businesses in this sector are aware that they may be exempt from the tax. That's where we can help.

Who is exempt from the Climate Change Levy

There are a number of energy supplies that are exempt from the current Climate Change Levy, including those that are exported and those generated by LPG or solid fuel that are intended for re-sale.

Another important exemption relates to energy supplied for use in metallurgical and mineralogical processes. This tax relief was introduced in 2014 to reduce the costs to businesses in these sectors because they are known to be some of the most energy intensive industries and subject to high levels of international competition.

More information on metallurgical and mineralogical exemptions can be found on the website here.

If you believe that your business may be eligible for relief, you must request a certificate to use in your application for exemption. Our team of energy saving experts at The Energy Check can assist you in applying for relief from the CCL.

Why work with The Energy Check?

Our team of energy saving experts have years of experience in supporting businesses to make the kinds of improvements, innovations and savings that can not only ensure compliance with current legislation, but can genuinely save your business substantial overheads over time.

In addition to identifying relief from relevant taxes and duties, our team of energy saving experts can also help your business to dramatically reduce costs and lower emissions. Through energy procurement, business audits and the implementation of new energy solutions such as solar panels, battery storage units, insulation and low-energy lighting, we will work with you every step of the way to help your business work more efficiently and cost effectively.

Find out if you are CCL exempt by calling us today on 0191 691 1802

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