Essential information and tools for participants and declarers.
IMPORTANT: As a result of recent announcements by the Coalition Government some of the CRC guidance documents on our website may no longer be up to date.
When using these documents, please bear in mind the following issues:
- Revenue recycling will no longer take place.
- The first purchase of allowances is now in 2012, not 2011 and will be for emissions released in 2011/12.
- DECC is conducting a consultation on a proposal to extend the introductory phase to 2013. The consultation closes on 17 December 2010.
We are working as quickly as we can to update our guidance documents.
Participants and information declarers will find the links on this page useful, to ensure compliance with CRC. The overarching rules expand upon terms within the footprint and annual reporting guidance, and explain terminology and concepts to both participants and information declarers. All the overarching rules will not apply to every organisation – they are designed to be used as you require.
The guidance is based on the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme Order 2010. You should make sure that you are using the most recent version of our guidance and contact our helpdesk, quoting your CRC reference number, or seek independent legal advice if you have any questions regarding the requirements in the legislation.
It is your responsibility to check that you are meeting the requirements of legislation. Although reference is made to legislative obligations, following this series of guidance is not in itself obligatory. However, if you do follow it, subject to any revisions in updated guidance, you will normally be doing enough to help your organisation meet its legal obligations in relation to the obligations of the scheme that are covered by the particular guides.