Climate Change Agreements: consultation on extension to 31 March 2027 & further proposals on any potential future scheme

Closed 10 May 2023

Opened 15 Mar 2023


In this consultation we have set out:

  • The new target period for an extension
  • Changes to the existing factors for an extension    
  • Potential reforms for any potential future scheme

The current Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme started in 2013. Its energy and carbon reduction targets expired at the end of 2022, which provides eligible participants with access to reduced rates of Climate Change Levy until March 2025.

Key areas in which we are seeking views include:

  • Extension target period
  • Target setting for the additional target period
  • Changes to buy-out and surplus mechanisms for extension
  • Some key proposals for any future scheme

Read the consultation document on GOV.UK.


  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Trade bodies
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Low carbon technologies
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Energy assesor
  • Local government
  • Trade associations: pubs


  • Starting a business
  • Saving energy
  • Distributed energy and heat
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy and climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Electricity
  • Business investment
  • Pubs
  • Energy and climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Emissions
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Climate change
  • Taxation