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Energy charges can be complex, so we are here to simplify them. Our business tariffs are divided into quarterly rates and bills have several elements, which we explain here.

Value Added Tax and Climate Change Levy explained
This e-guide explains the rates at which Value Added Tax (VAT) and Climate Change Levy (CCL) are chargeable on electricity and gas supplies, and why different rates may be charged and how you can inform us if your supply qualifies for partial or full relief or exemption from either.

Climate Change Levy (CCL)

CCL is a government-imposed tax to encourage reduction in gas emissions and greater efficiency of energy used for business or non domestic purposes.

You may also be interested to know that signing up to our Business Electricity Renewable contract exempts you from the CCL. Please contact us for more information.

Value Added Tax (VAT)

VAT is a government-imposed tax on the supply of goods and services. There are currently 2 rates of VAT applicable to supplies of electricity and gas – the standard rate and the reduced rate.

Our rates explained

Standing charge
The standing charge is constant, no matter how much electricity you use. This is because there are certain fixed costs involved in providing you with electricity.

Unit charges
Unit charges relate to the amount of electricity you actually use.


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