Citizens Advice response to BEIS consultation on proposals for a green gas levy
Citizens Advice welcomes the opportunity to respond to this important consultation on the proposals for a Green Gas Levy. We recognise that consumers will need to contribute to decarbonisation to achieve net zero and we support this, however it needs to be implemented in a fair and transparent manner across all users. We do not agree with the rationale for the proposals for the Green Gas Levy to be charged on a per meter per day basis according to gas supplier meter points. The current proposals for a green gas levy would set a risky precedent for future flat rate cost levies in which domestic consumers would be bearing a disproportionate share of costs and signals to improve energy efficiency would be dulled. This levy needs to be fair for all gas consumers, cost reflective in terms of gas usage and provide the right signals for the environmental policy landscape needed to achieve net zero.