Inter-professional organisations negotiate a framework agreement between the Ministry of Economy, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the sector. An underlying agreement is then requested through the inter-professional for all sites that wish to benefit from the CDC and commit to the objectives set. Currently, more than 50 sectors have negotiated and implemented framework agreements. Eyebright would like to advise you if your industry has a framework agreement. A framework agreement is an agreement between an inter-professional organization and the administrator that regulates the obligations of both parties under the climate change agreement. It lists all the target units covered by the framework agreement at the time of its signing. Eligible industries can enter into agreements with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC). In order to benefit from these agreements, an industry would either have to carry out activities listed in the Pollution Prevention and Reduction Regulations (PPC) or be considered an energy-intensive industry that meets specific energy intensity criteria. Each of the 53 eligible professional organizations has either core or underlying agreements. Umbrella agreements are negotiated between inter-professional organizations and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (formerly DECC). The underlying agreements are held by individual sites or groups of sites owned by an organization or operator and are managed by interprofessional organizations.

The percentage discount for CCAs owners will change over time, the percentages are presented below: eyebright manages all aspects of our client`s climate agreement to ensure that all necessary reporting obligations are met, while verifying that all relevant CCL-HMRC discount forms are submitted and that discounts are applied. Each CCA contract has specific and often complex eligibility criteria, something Eyebright can tell you not to waste time applying for something you can`t do. Currently, all CCAs are open to new applications, but this is expected to change by November 30, 2020. Eyebright will be happy to explain the relevant dates for your CCA Framework Agreement sectors. An underlying agreement is an agreement between the operator of a target unit and the administrator that regulates the obligations of the administrator and the target unit (and their eligible constituent entities) under the climate change agreement. CCAs are voluntary agreements that provide 53 eligible professional organizations with a discount on CCL electricity and fuel charges, provided they meet their objectives during the reporting period. Organizations and operators that are part of an eligible inter-professional organisation and have CCAs can benefit from CCL reductions from: Climate Change Agreements (CCA) of energy efficiency targets for sectors. It is a voluntary system in which eligible industries that meet ambitious energy efficiency or emission reduction targets receive a 90% rebate on climate change tax for electricity consumption and 65% for other fuels. The CCAs have a two-tiered structure with agreements with economic sectors (umbrella agreements) and individual companies (basic agreements).

Each agreement sets objectives, defines the obligations of all parties to the agreements and defines the necessary administrative procedures. The objectives are negotiated between inter-professional organizations and the government, but it is the responsibility of inter-professional organizations to distribute the agreed objective among their members. The current CCA program began on April 1, 2013. Budget 2011 announced that the plan would be maintained until 2023 and that the 51 existing sectors would continue to benefit from the CCA scheme and the climate change tax rebate. It was also announced that the reduction of the climate change tax on electricity for CCA participants would increase to 90% from April 2013.