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Climate Change Levy

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the change in value of the climate change levy has been since it was first announced in 1999; and if he will restore the value to the 1999 level. (127408)

The climate change levy (CCL) was introduced in April 2001 and yielded £555 million in 2001-02. In 2005-06 CCL yielded £744 million. As announced in Budget 2006, the levy will increase in line with inflation on 1 April 2007. The Government keep all taxes under review and any changes are announced by the Chancellor as part of the Budget process.