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Climate Change Levy Discount

Climate Change Levy Discount for Users of Carbon Fibre

Briar has been working with Composites UK members since 2017 to obtain exemption from the Climate Change Levy (CCL) - a tax burden on site utility bills – for companies using carbon fibre composites where site energy costs are more than £35k per annum.

All areas of carbon fibre usage qualify including recycling, fibre manufacture, intermediate pre-preg & woven products and moulded/pressed carbon fibre components.

Depending on your energy bills, Briar can also apply for a reduction in Climate Change Levy on both electricity and gas, and can make claims back-dated to up to four years.

Briar have recovered in excess of £3million in for our members, with a further future saving forecast at £2million.

The discount scheme runs until April 2025.


Briar will assess your energy use related to the use of carbon fibre and establish your eligibility for the scheme. There are no energy reduction targets to meet and no fees in advance - these would only apply after you have received a rebate and/or a reduction in bills.

Contact us for more information on or alternatively contact Chris Dayus at Briar directly on 07402 636482 or


In the scheme’s first year, Runcorn based Sigmatex, who develop and manufacture carbon fibre textiles, received a £54,000 rebate on their energy bills.

As well as Sigmatex, Teledyne CML Composites, Prodrive Composites and Formaplex have also used the scheme.

Over the past two years, member companies have saved a total of £138,191.17 by using the CCLE scheme.

Download a PDF of this case study here


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