Big savings on Climate Change Levy payments with the help of the NFU CCL Scheme

Cold Chain Federation member NFU Energy, a leading provider of energy solutions for the agricultural industry, is pleased to announce that members of the NFU CCL Scheme, which is open to horticulture, pig, and poultry sectors, can make substantial savings on their Climate Change Levy (CCL) payments – a tax added to electricity and fuel bills.

The recent government announcement of a two-year extension to the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme until March 2027 means participants can save up to 92% for electricity and 88% for gas usage on CCL taxes.

Over the past 12 months, the horticulture, pig, and poultry sectors have faced significant challenges including soaring energy bills and increased input costs. However, businesses in these high-energy use food-producing sectors now have the chance to enter into a Climate Change Agreement and benefit from reduced rates of the Climate Change Levy.

Climate Change Agreements are voluntary agreements between UK industry and the Environment Agency aimed at reducing energy consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Participants receive a discount on the Climate Change Levy as a result of their commitment to these agreements.

The window for new eligible applicants officially reopened on 1 May 2023 and closes on 30 September 2023. The reopening of the scheme to new entrants presents an excellent opportunity for eligible businesses to apply. The baseline year for energy reductions performance remains 2018, which means that if you had previously left the scheme, it might be worth re-applying.

The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) is the trade association responsible for the horticulture, pig, and poultry CCA schemes. NFU Energy administers the NFU CCL Scheme on behalf of the NFU and assists businesses with entering the scheme, managing their data processing requirements and ensuring ongoing compliance.

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