Poultry producers have been encouraged to use the short window left to apply for a discount on the Climate Change Levy (CCL) tax. Producers involved in poultry, pigs, and horticulture can apply.
The Government is offering a discount on the CCL for those who enter into a Climate Change Agreement (CCA).
Any operator of a facility that carries out eligible indoor poultry rearing, pig rearing or protected horticulture processes and wishes to enter into a CCA must do so through the sector’s trade association. The NFU administrates on behalf of the big energy using sectors; pigs, poultry and horticulture, making the application directly to the Environment Agency on customers’ behalf.
From 1 April, the CCL charge on gas increases from 0.465p/kWh to 0.568p/kWh – that’s a 22% increase – and the discount available increases from 83% to 86%.
Eligible producers have been advised to contact the NFU by the end of February in order to process applications before the deadline on 024 7669 6512.