I posted before about a carbon emissions tax being introduced in the event the UK access to the EUETS (the EU Emissions Trading System) is discontinued following Brexit.
The Finance (No. 3) Bill, out for Royal Assent, makes provision for this. Once enacted, the Act will be added to the Brexit Law List (in subscribers to Cardinal Environment EHS Legislation Registers & Checklists systems).
An information note is also published, here.
This note identifies that a Carbon Emissions Tax is one option being pursued by the UK Government.
The note sets out how the new Carbon Emissions Tax would operate.
The existing CCL is unaffected.
The new Carbon Emissions Tax will come into force via separate statutory instrument.