Here is a record of the policy responses we have submitted and our position on subjects which are receiving the attention of legislators.
In Spring 2015, after a campaign which had clearly demonstrated the many social and environmental benefits that community energy brings to local communities, the Government (i.e. the Treasury) gave repeated written assurances as part of the final states of the Finance Act that it would give the community energy sector 6 months notice of the removal of Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) tax relief, which is vital to the success of many community energy projects.View Document
Published at the same time as the FiT Pre-accreditation consultation, this was a further consultation proposing the phasing out of support for solar energy under the RO. The consultation closed on 2nd September. The full consultation documents are available here.View Document
In May 2015 we responded to a consultation by OFGEMView Document
DECC “support for community energy projects under the FIT scheme” consultation May 2014 consultations
Soon after our formation in May 2014 the government launched two consultations on taking the strategy forward, under the title “Support for community energy projects under the Feed-in Tariffs Scheme”.View Document
In July 2014 the Treasury introduced a consultation on changes to the Enterprise Investment Scheme. At the same time, it consulted on enlarging the Social Investment Tax Relief scheme. Both consultations closed in September 2014. The forthright CEE EIS consultation response provided evidence to the Treasury.View Document