The Government has agreed to reopen the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) scheme temporarily. If a commercial laundry isn’t registered for the CCA then it’s missing out, said TSA after the association successfully lobbied government agencies to reopen the scheme – and they have agreed, but only until the end of March. Once this window closes, that’s it.
So, what can commercial laundries get from signing up to a CCA? Basically, it gives a discount on the Climate Change Levy charged on their energy bills, and over the past two years alone, TSA members collectively have saved over £10million through the scheme. Any commercial laundry can have a CCA – in order to receive the discount, they have to meet targets to increase energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
“It’s a no-brainer,” said David Stevens, CEO of the TSA. “On the one the hand, initiatives like the CCA are vital if we are to combat climate change. Meanwhile, the scheme offers significant cost savings for almost every commercial laundry. At a time when our industry is faced with huge cost rises, ignoring the CCA is economic madness.”
Having a CCA, and partaking in the Climate Change Levy Discount Scheme, deliver significant savings. They include discounts on the CCL charged of up to 92% on electricity, up to 83% on gas, and up to 77% on LPG, in return for meeting energy or carbon saving targets.
CCAs are designed to encourage UK businesses to save energy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The TSA is one of 53 sector associations in the UK that have signed up to the CCA initiative, managing the scheme on behalf of the laundry and textiles industry.
“We can be proud of our efforts to date,” said Stevens. “Since 2013, the laundry industry has achieved over 25% energy efficiencies in primary energy alone – this is market-leading progress and one of the best energy efficiency figures across all of the 53 CCA sectors.
“Now any commercial laundry that hasn’t got a CCA has the chance to get one – but they need to be quick about it!”
Climate change consultants Jacobs is handling the CCA scheme for the TSA. To start the ball rolling get in touch with Shyju Skariah, pictured, at the TSA ([email protected]) and he will answer any questions you have. The scheme is open to TSA members and non-members. TSA members receive a 50% discount on the registration fees.