The following three consultations are closing in the next fortnight and this is the last opportunity to provide your views on these.

1. HMRC is undertaking an informal consultation on the Transitional Arrangements for Removing the Climate Change Levy (CCL) Renewables Exemption after which CCL will be added to renewable electricity bills. The Government is trying to determine an appropriate length for this transitional period and how the transitional arrangements will operate in practice. With feedback on consultation due 31st October 2015,it is clear the transitional period will not come to an end until after this date but this could happen very soon after.  In addition, overall opinions are being sought on the scrapping of the CCL exemption for renewable supplies – this is your chance to air your views! More details can be found here:

2. The European Commission is consulting on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) to evaluate whether it has achieved its aims. The EPBD has driven legislation in the UK requiring minimum energy efficiency standards in buildings (MEES). The consultation is also looking at compliance, enforcement and finance for smart buildings.  Feedback is to be submitted by 31st October 2015. More details can be found here:

3. HM Treasury is seeking feedback on the Review of Business Energy Efficiency Tax Landscape. The consultation considers the interactions between business energy policies and regulations, including the Climate Change Levy (CCL), the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), taxes on other fuels – e.g. heating oils, Climate Change Agreements (CCA), Mandatory Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reporting, the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECAs) and the Electricity Demand Reduction (EDR) pilot. Feedback is to be submitted by 9th November 2015. More details can be found here:

We are formulating our response to the consultations and would welcome your feedback to incorporate into this.

To have your say, please email the compliance team at or alternatively complete the contact form.

To discuss this further please call Melanie on 01252 87 87 22.

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