Energy legislation and other sources of support
The original service provide for environmental legislation, Netregs is now only offered in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Government’s Environment Agency website that lists current and future legislation relevant to particular sectors or by environmental topic at their business and industry pages. It provides guidance on which legislation organisations are obliged to comply with, such as energy performance certificates, Building Regulations (Part L) or the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC).
The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme enables businesses to claim a 100% first year capital allowance on investments in certain energy saving equipment, against the taxable profits of the period of investment. Capital allowances enable businesses to write off the capital cost of purchasing new plant or machinery (e.g. boilers, motors), against their taxable profits.
Information formerly provided via Business Link can now be found on Gov.UK Business Pages which gives advice on complying with environmental law and the business case for making efficiency improvements.