The future of UK carbon pricing

Closed 12 Jul 2019

Opened 2 May 2019


This consultation sets out the UK Government’s and the Devolved Administrations' approach to UK carbon pricing once we have left the European Union and seeks stakeholders’ views on the design of a future scheme.

This consultation will be of particular interest to individual companies and representatives of industrial, power and aviation sectors with obligations under the EU ETS and environmental groups.  This consultation is not limited to these stakeholders; any organisation or individual is welcome to respond.

Consultation workshops

You are invited to register to attend one of our consultation workshops:

  • London, 22 May 2019: book on Eventbrite
  • Northern Ireland, Belfast, 30 May 2019: book on Eventbrite
  • North Wales, Llandudno Junction, 03 June 2019: book on Eventbrite
  • South Wales, Swansea, 05 June 2019: book on Eventbrite 
  • Scotland, Glasgow, 12 June 2019: book on Eventbrite


The events in Northern Ireland and Scotland do not cover aviation (see chapter 3 of the consultation). If you have an interest in the aviation aspect, please apply to attend the London event.

What happens next

This consultation has now closed. Thank you for your responses. We are analysing the results and expect to publish a government response to the consultation later this year.


  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Multinational businesses
  • Trade bodies
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Oil and Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Science Policy organisations and thinktanks
  • Researchers
  • Regulator
  • Non-Government Organisations


  • Research
  • Industrial strategy
  • Oil and Gas
  • Energy and climate change
  • Oil and gas
  • Energy and climate change
  • Emissions
  • Carbon markets