EII

The UK government is moving from compensation to exemption for businesses categorised as Energy Intensive Industries (EII).

Exemptions are in place for eligible businesses for the indirect costs arising from the Renewable Obligation (RO) and Contracts for Difference (CfD).

Stay briefed on the EII exemption scheme with the latest news, information, analysis, and answers to your frequently asked questions.

EII exemption: What if our business activities change?

EII exemption: What if our business activities change? Eligibility for the EII scheme is dependent on a business establishing that they manufacture a product(s) within...

Can the EII Exemption/Compensation be claimed retrospectively?

Can the EII Exemption/Compensation be claimed retrospectively? No. Certificates come into force on the day AFTER the day on which they are issued. To ensure...

Is the EII scheme auditable….and if so by who?

Is the EII scheme auditable….and if so by who? The EII scheme is managed by the BEIS (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy). BEIS...

What about Brexit and EII?

What about Brexit and EII? The UK target to reduce emissions by 80% is enshrined in UK law, under the Climate Change Act of 2008. The...

How long is an EII exemption certificate valid for?

How long is an EII exemption certificate valid for? If I am successful in obtaining a certificate, how long is it valid for? Certificates will generally...

Who is eligible for EII exemptions?

Who is eligible for EII exemptions? It is a two-step process: The Sector Level Test. Firstly, businesses claiming exemption as an EII will need to pass the...
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Why change from compensating EIIs to exempting them?

Why change from compensating EIIs to exempting them? Good question. Government has already recognised that, in the short to medium term, the increase in retail...

EII –  Exemption or Compensation?

EII -  Exemption or Compensation? The UK Government is in the process of moving from compensation to exemption for businesses that meet the criteria to...

BEIS publishes full catalogue of EII consultation questions

You’ll have spotted that the Government is seeking views on whether to widen the scope of eligibility for energy intensive industries (EIIs) for exemption...

Make your voice heard: Consultation opens consultation on EII exemption

The Government has opened a consultation to seek views on whether to widen the scope of eligibility for energy intensive industries (EIIs) for exemption...

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