The consultation process on the new scheme is now underway and will be open to new entrants from the 1st of April 2013.
If you are interested in joining the BPF CCA Scheme from this date then now is the time to register, this will enable us to keep you informed of any key dates and deadlines.
To register your interest please download and complete the BPF1 from this page and email to email@example.com or fax to 020 7972 9006.
4 July 2012 Update
A request for information on bubbling of facilities under the new CCA scheme coming into effect 1 April 2013 was sent today to all CCA partners on our contact list.
If for some reason you have not received this communication and you are the person responsible for managing the Climate Change Agreement for your facility then please urgently provide your contact details and CCA facility number to firstname.lastname@example.org
Existing BPF CCA Partner and the new schemeIf you are in the current scheme you will shortly be receiving an email from email@example.com with an attached questionnaire, please take the time to complete and return this. The information provided will be NEEDED in the upcoming target negotiations with DECC on the new scheme.
In October 2009 the British Plastics Federation entered into a Climate Change Agreement (BPF CCA) with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)for the Plastics Sector. The Agreement will be administered by BPF Energy Ltd on behalf of the BPF. The qualifying fuels under this Agreement are electricity and LPG.
Under that Agreement and depending upon the site’s process eligibility, approved sites were able to claim a discount of up to 80% on the climate change levy (CCL) featured on their energy provider invoice.
The costs of BPF Energy Ltd administering the Scheme on behalf of the BPF are met by charging a one-off joining fee and annual fee to each approved site receiving the CCL discount. BPF Energy Ltd has appointed Inenco (Energy Consultants) to assist them in the administration of the Scheme.
29 November 2011 - The BPF welcomes the Chancellor's 2011 Autumn Statement quote: 'The climate change levy discount on electricity for climate change agreement participants available from 1 April 2013 will be increased to 90 per cent.'
This levy discount, currently at 65 per cent, had previously been announced to increase to 80 percent from 1 April 2013. The BPF welcomes the increase in discount and the improved competitiveness it will bring to plastics manufacturers and industry as a whole.
23 March 2011 - The BPF welcomes the Chancellor's 2011 budget announcement, quote: 'Climate Change Agreements (CCAs) will be extended to 2023. The climate change levy discount on electricity for CCA participants will be increased from 65 to 80 per cent from April 2013 to continue to support energy intensive businesses exposed to international competition. A consultation on proposals to simplify the agreements will be published by summer 2011'.
See also HMRC overview dated 23 March 2011
This should be done as soon as possible after 1 April 2011 using the new forms available on the HMRC website and based on each site’s percentage eligibility by fuel type in accordance with their signed Climate Change Agreement.
Using your CRC Exemption
Some of you have contacted us on the subject of CRC, but as you know we only advise on CCAs. However, the Environment Agency has contacted us with are keen to ensure that in particular those in CCAs understand how to use their exemptions to CRC.
You will find a brief fact sheet on the subject of CCAs and CRC here. This includes a guidance link and an email address for the Environment Agency.
New Scheme Consultation
A summery of the new proposal and timetable can be found here:
CCA Consultation 2011-Key Proposals & Timetable
The consultation, and associated documents, can be found at: