Climate Change Agreements Scheme

In addition, we are looking for your first views on possible reforms if there is a future CCA system. The government does not propose to reform the eligibility criteria for the extension or to substantially revise the existing rules and procedures for this transitional period. Instead, as part of a longer-term review of the system, we want to look at further reforms in these areas and welcome views on which factors should be taken into account. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has extended the CCA programme by 2 years, until March 2025. For more details, see the SSD consultation response. The Environment Agency will publish updated guidelines in early 2021. After the extension, we will conduct a more in-depth assessment of the purpose and direction of a long-term system. The government will soon confirm a timetable for continued commitment to the future of the CCA programme. As part of this consultation, opinions will be sought on the proposal to extend the climate change agreement (CSF) system by two years by extending until 31 March 2025 a new target period (from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022) and the certification of reduced CCL rates for participants fulfilling the obligations of the system. The consultation also asks for preliminary opinions on possible reforms in the event of the introduction of a future CSF system. The government has presented its plans to reopen the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) program to new entrants and has extended the program for two more years, until March 2025.

How climate change agreements (CACs) work, who is eligible and which interbranch organisations have a CSF? The consultation also sought views on how a future CSF system could be envisaged beyond March 2025, in order to create better value for taxpayers` money and support the UK`s commitment to net zero. Responses highlighted that a future reformed system could help the industry move to net zero while supporting business competitiveness. Respondents also gave their views on the eligibility criteria for a future scheme, the need to support both energy efficiency and carbon savings, as well as the potential for simplifying future regulations and the wider policy landscape. We will implement the changes in the Government`s response to the extension of the Climate Change Agreements (CSA) program, including the definition of the necessary legislation. BEIS and the Environment Agency (EA) will provide more details on the negotiations of objectives and new/varied agreements. With regard to the extension of the system, we have stated that we will present updated guidelines in early 2021. We have also clarified energy efficiency targets and target periods. We provided a link to the BEIS consultation on the 2-year extension of the CCA programme. The consultation closes on June 11, 2020. We are seeking opinions on a proposal to extend the system of climate change agreements (CSFs) and on possible reforms in the event of the establishment of a future CSF system. The response to the consultation showed strong support from business and industry for the continuation of the scheme.

Nearly 9,000 institutions across the UK are currently participating in the programme and a recent evaluation of the programme has shown that in most of the participating sectors participation is between 80 and 100% of eligible companies. The Amendment of Agreements (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, SI 2018/1205 (CCA EU Exit Regulations) come into force on the day of the ip closing. Rule 2 of the CCA EU Exit Regulations on combating damage caused by framework agreements and underlying agreements under the Climate Change Agreement (CSF). The amendments update references to the European Commission`s guidelines, which define a company in difficulty, to the most recent version of these guidelines. . . .