Posts Tagged ‘CCL’

Reduced energy prices – how much will you actually gain?

Monday, January 12th, 2015

With the widely reported reduction in wholesale energy prices and the clamour to get the suppliers to reflect these reductions in their prices, just what benefit will you gain from this?

Not all of what you pay in your energy bill is made up of the energy you use, in fact there are a number of charges that make up your final bill. So what do your energy costs consist of?

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Understanding Your Energy Bills – What is the Climate Change Levy?

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Since 2001 all businesses in the UK have been subject to the Climate Change Levy or CCL as it is referred. It is essentially a carbon tax that adds around 15% to the energy bills of all businesses and public sector organisations.

The CCL was introduced after the Kyoto Summit on Climate Change in 1997. The UK government set high targets for the amount of energy to be generated from renewable energy sources in the future, and the levy was introduced to fund investment in cleaner, greener energy.

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