Information about our current charges and links to the legal scheme documents for full details.
We consulted in 2012 on our charges for 2013/14. Most of our charges have not changed for from the previous year. Our proposals were mainly limited to changes to align our charges with new legislation (Industrial Emissions Directive and Phase III of the Emissions Trading System).
For more details, see the charging sections and our consultation and approval process page.
- Environmental Permitting (EP) charges
This charging scheme covers waste facilities, installations, mining waste operations, waste exemptions, mobile plant, water quality (discharges to water and groundwater), radioactive substances, waste registrations and other miscellaneous charges.
- Abstraction charges
We charge abstraction licence holders to fund the costs we incur in ensuring water resources are managed effectively. This also includes details on the Environmental Improvement Unit Charges (EIUC).
- CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme
There is a UK wide charging scheme under the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme to recover the costs incurred by the four regulating authories.
- EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) charges
We regulate the EU ETS in England and have charges to recover the costs of this work and of maintaining the trading registries. The EU ETS includes the aviation sector.
- Clean Development Mechanism and Joint Implementation projects (The Kyoto Mechanisms)
We are responsible for issuing Letters of Authorisation. There is an application charge for these letters.
- Climate Change Agreement charges
We are responsible for administering Climate Change Agreements. There are annual subsistence charges payable for holders of these agreements.
Please note: All our charges for environmental permits and licences are outside the scope of VAT.