Climate Change Agreements - Proposals for a future scheme

Closed 11 Mar 2022

Opened 17 Dec 2021


In this consultation we have set out:

  • the key aspects of a future scheme
  • where we believe reforms may be required
  • what some of those reforms may entail

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

Key areas in which we are seeking views include:

  • scheme length
  • eligibility
  • increasing uptake of energy efficiency technologies and transparency of action taken

What happens next

This consultation will run for 12 weeks. The responses will be analysed, and a government response is expected to be published by June 2022. Alongside this consultation, we will engage with industry directly through sector associations to gather data required to make decisions on eligibility criteria and thresholds.

We intend to publish a further consultation which will set out or proposed final scheme design later in 2022.


  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Multinational businesses
  • Trade bodies
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Micro business (up to 9 staff)
  • Small business (10 to 49 staff)
  • Low carbon technologies
  • Investment
  • Energy assesor
  • Non-Government Organisations


  • Saving energy
  • Renewable energy
  • Energy and climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Energy and climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Emissions
  • Climate change
  • Taxation
  • Growth
  • Competitiveness
  • Efficiency