Review of the schemes to compensate energy intensive industries for indirect emission costs in electricity prices

Closed 9 Aug 2021

Opened 14 Jun 2021


This consultation seeks views and evidence on the risk of carbon leakage due to the indirect emission cost from the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) and the Carbon Price Support Mechanism (CPS) as well as feedback on sector eligibility and scheme design. 

Read the consultation document on GOV.UK.

Why your views matter

It seeks feedback and evidence to inform whether there continues to be a rationale for measures to mitigate the risk of carbon leakage and inform design features of the schemes to increase value-for-money and ensure they support wider Government objectives such as delivering net zero.

We are seeking views from a wide range of audiences, including energy intensive industries (whether currently benefitting or not benefitting from the compensation schemes), other electricity consumers, trade bodies, consumer associations, the devolved administrations and other interested parties.


  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Multinational businesses
  • Trade bodies
  • Legal representative
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Micro business (up to 9 staff)
  • Small business (10 to 49 staff)
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology (R&D)
  • Energy assesor
  • Consumer organisations
  • Consumer law specialists
  • Consumers
  • Trade union or staff association
  • Employment lawyers
  • Employment advisers
  • Businesses
  • Individual employees
  • HR professionals
  • HR organisations


  • Economic growth
  • Saving energy
  • Energy and climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Business investment
  • Evaluation
  • Energy and climate change
  • Energy efficiency
  • Electricity
  • Emissions
  • Climate change