Do you want to pay less for your Climate Change Levy charges? The most effective way to start saving on your main rate is by signing the Climate Change Agreement (CCA).
With a CCA, you’ll get a discount of up to 90% on your CCL rates on electricity and a 65% discount on all other fuels. However, you must make improvements to your business to reduce your average energy consumption.
When you sign the CCA, you agree to measure and report on your business energy use and carbon emissions against specific targets over a certain period. After this period has passed and your business has achieved those targets, you will receive the discount.
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If you think your organisation has paid too much on your CCL, it’s possible to reclaim it as a tax credit.
Struggling to find ways of making your business more energy efficient? We’ve listed our three small changes your business can make to reduce energy consumption and, in the process, its carbon footprint.
1. Adjust the thermostat
Changing the temperature of the office can be a difficult decision. Someone will always be too warm or too cold. However, reducing the temperature by one degree can make a huge difference to your energy bills. 20 degrees is best for offices and around 16 degrees is best for warehouses.
Work with your employees too. Move those who run warm to desks nearer the windows and doors and for those who are cold, maybe introduce office blankets or hot water bottles.
2. Switch energy providers
Everyone knows that you can lower your energy bills by switching to a different provider, however did you know that you can become more energy efficient by switching to green providers?
By switching to renewable energy, you can add green credentials to your company and increase your corporate social responsibility. Plus, you’ll be helping the environment and encouraging the development of greener sources of energy.
3. Switch off standby
We’re all guilty of leaving appliances on stand-by, whether that’s at work or at home. But by switching off computers, monitors, and kitchen appliances, you can make a significant saving on your energy bills.
The Climate Change Levy was designed to encourage businesses, like yours, to reduce their carbon emissions and become more energy efficient. Want to learn more about how you can make your business more energy efficient? Explore our Business Energy Efficiency Guide .
If you need more help with reducing your energy wastage and saving money, then why not get in touch? Our friendly experts will help you find the best deals on your business energy and offer tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint.