The Climate Change Levy was introduced in April 2001 in the UK. It’s an environmental tax on commercial electricity and gas use. It is designed to promote energy efficiency and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in businesses.
CCL is paid for all the non-renewable energy a business uses. It’s paid by all businesses, no matter who your energy supplier is.
CCL is charged on taxable commodities supplied for lighting, heating and power purposes to business customers including:
CCL isn’t charged on road fuel and other oils which are already subject to excise duty.
The types of customers who do not pay the CCL are:
CCL rates are calculated per kilowatt hour of usage and change over time.
It's charged by suppliers of taxable commodities including British Gas and will be listed as a separate line item on your energy bill. After collecting the money from customers, the energy suppliers will pay it to HM Revenue and Customs.