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Updated Feb 27, 2019

Details of the carbon emissions tax emerge

Details of the how the new carbon emissions tax will look have started to emerge, through the publication of the Finance Act 2019.

Who does it apply to?

The tax will apply to permit holders of stationary installations currently covered by the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS).

This includes:

  • power generators;
  • certain large industrial premises and manufacturers, including food processing plants;
  • certain public sector facilities; and
  • those small emitters and hospitals that are subject to simplified reporting arrangements.

General overview of the plans

First announced during the Budget 2018, the carbon emissions...

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