The Carbon Trust - Accredited Supplier
CEMA Lighting are a fully accredited lighting supplier with the Carbon Trust. The Carbon Trust Accredited Supplier scheme provides independent validation and recognition of a supplier's skills and services - a much needed and trusted quality standard in a crowded and fast-growing market place.
The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund is the energy efficiency support service for small and medium-sized companies in England, Wales and Scotland. It provides direct funded support through energy assessments, training workshops, equipment procurement support and up to £5,000 capital contribution per company towards your energy saving equipment purchase. The Carbon Trust Green Business Fund is offering a capital contribution up to 15% of the project cost up to a maximum of £5,000 to small and medium sized businesses, who could benefit from financial support when buying energy saving equipment.
This could mean up to £5,000 towards a new lighting system for your warehouse, offices or for your factory - to help you rise to the challenge of becoming a greener business. This support is available for a limited period on a first come, first served basis for small and medium sized businesses in England, Scotland and Wales. The minimum total size of the project must be £5,000, and equipment should be purchased from a Green Business Directory supplier or a BESA Supplier, such as CEMA Lighting, to ensure that your supplier is properly accredited.
If you are interested in seeing if you are eligible to receive a Carbon Trust Grant towards your new lighting system, please contact us on 01673 840000 and one of our lighting experts will be happy to talk you through the process.
Energy Technology Product List & Enhanced Capital Allowance
All CEMA Lighting luminaires are on the Energy Technology Product List (ETPL) which is a government-managed list of energy-efficient products which is a part of the Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) tax scheme for businesses in the UK, this means if you’re a business that pays income or corporation tax, you’ll be able to claim 19% of the total cost back on a product if it’s on the ETPL at the end of the tax year.
The first-year allowances let businesses set 100% of the cost of the assets against taxable profits in a single tax year. This means the company can write off the cost of the new plant or machinery against the business’s taxable profits in the financial year the purchase was made. An ECA is claimed through a business’s income or corporation tax return in the same way as any other capital allowance.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) annually reviews the technologies and products that qualify for inclusion. The ETL is managed on behalf of BEIS by the Carbon Trust who we are fully accredited with.
Claiming Enhanced Capital Allowances for energy saving equipment is quick and easy; you claim ECAs for energy-saving equipment through your income tax self-assessment or your corporation tax self-assessment return, which is the same way that you claim standard capital allowances. We recommend that purchasers speak to their company´s accountant. A business or organisation that does not pay income or corporation tax cannot claim an ECA on energy-saving equipment.
If you have any queries about the Energy Technology Product List or claiming an Enhanced Capital Allowance, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01673 840000 and one of our lighting experts will be happy to talk you through the process.