CCL (climate change levy) Refund Information
Many businesses throughout the U.K. are now entitled to a refund from their energy suppliers due to the amount of VAT and CCL (climate change levy) being charged on their bills.
The reason for this is U.K. businesses are charged 20% VAT and CCL (climate change levy) on their energy bills which combined adds around 25% to every bill you receive.
In many cases, businesses should only be charged at a domestic rate of 5% VAT and no CCL (climate change levy) on some or all of their commercial energy use if they are using some or all of their energy for domestic, self-catering, or charitable use.
These refunds can be as much as 20% of all the money your supplier has charged you over the last 4 years and we can still make a claim even if you are no longer a customer, providing you were a customer within the last 4 years. In most cases, these refunds amount to thousands of pounds and in this economic climate, every penny counts.
On top of this refund, you would also receive up to a 20% reduction on all future bills.
So far we have a 90% success rate but the amount of time it takes to complete a claim does differ between suppliers. It can take up to 8 weeks to receive a refund but most of our clients receive a refund within 10 working days of the documentation being returned.
What is the qualifying criteria?
There are only a few questions that need to be answered to check if your business qualifies for a refund.
- Do you live on the premises or does anyone else live on the premises on a self-catering basis? (If your business is a caravan park, residential home, care home, etc, you will automatically qualify for a 100% refund if you are paying CCL (climate change levy) on your bills?)
- Are you a charity, some of your energy is used for charitable use, or are you a non-profit organisation?
- Are you currently paying 20% VAT & CCL (climate change levy) on your gas and/or electricity bills?
If you have answered yes to two of the three questions above your business will most likely qualify for a refund.
What does Lockdownrefunds.com charge for its services?
All of our services are provided on a NO WIN – NO FEE basis and with no minimum cost, but we do charge the customer 20% of the full amount re-credited to their energy accounts.
We do not charge the customer one penny for any future savings they receive from this service and if we are unsuccessful with your claim there will be no charge.
How do I start my claim?
For Lockdownrefunds.com to start your claim, we will need a small amount of information from you. Which is as follows.
- The name of each energy supplier that has supplied you within the last 4 years and whether it was for gas or electricity.
- Your Business name, address, postcode, and business telephone number.
- The full name of the energy account holder.
This is all the information we need to start your claim But if you can send us a copy of an energy bill or have your account number or meter numbers to hand, it can quicken up the refund process.
Click the ”Start Your Claim” Button Below to get started, or alternatively, send us an email or simply give us a call. You can find all our information on our ”contact us” page.
What happens next?
Once we have all the information we need from you, we will complete all the necessary paperwork and send it to you by post or email.
The paperwork will consist of an agreement that explains everything we are going to do on your behalf and the amount we charge and a letter of authority, which is required for us to contact your suppliers on your behalf.
Once we have received the documentation from you, we will deal with everything else on your behalf, and the next time we contact you will be to tell you how much has been re-credited to your energy account.
Once we know how much you have received, we will then send you an invoice for the agreed amount. It is as simple as that.
If you are interested in this service or would like to find out more, please feel free to give us a call, or alternatively, you can complete the ”Request More Information” form by clicking the button below, and we will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have.
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