Industry & Manufacturing
Industry and Manufacturing Cost Reduction Services
The UK industrial sector competes against overseas markets with significantly different, and lower, cost issues. Finding savings is vital for British industry to remain afloat in a volatile business environment, particularly in the current economic climate.
With such an intense focus on cost management, we at Utilitas often find the big areas of spend, such as energy, have already been looked at and brokers or consultants are in place, but with our no win, no fee guarantee you have everything to gain by asking us to investigate further.
We also offer energy efficiency and carbon trust audits that can present you with a business case against each area of spend; the former focuses on reducing expenditure, the latter on carbon reduction.
Apart from energy, we can help you identify further savings in:
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Changes to Climate Change Levy (CCL)
The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is an environmental tax on a company's electricity and gas use.
Businesses that pay the standard rate of VAT (20%) are also charged the CCL, although there are exceptions. Those that meet the minimal use requirements and are charged the reduced rate of VAT (5%) don't pay the CCL.
• For electricity, this means using an average of less than 33 kWh per day (1,000 kWh per month)
• For gas, this means using an average of less than 145 kWh per day (4,397 kWh per month)
From 1st April 2019 the government is increasing the rate of CCL; from 0.583 pp kWh to 0.847 pp kWh for Electricity, and from 0.203 pp kWh to 0.339 ppkWh for Natural Gas.
This is an increase of 45% for electricity and 67% for gas. We wanted to make you aware of these changes so that you can plan your budgets accordingly.
With energy prices constantly on the rise this may seem like just more bad news. However, in reality the CCL charge makes up a very small percentage of your overall energy bill.
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