Charging schemes and summary charging booklets

Environmental Regulation (Scotland) Charging Scheme 2018

The charging scheme fees for 2022/2023 are available now. To account for inflationary cost pressures the charges have been increased by 3% for 2022-2023. Please note that the values within the legal scheme document refer to the 2018-2019 fees.

The following links take you to the legal scheme documents:

Environmental Regulation (Scotland) Charging Scheme 2018.

The Environmental Regulations (Scotland) Charging Scheme Amendment 2018

Second amendment of The Environmental Regulations (Scotland) Charging Scheme

Third amendment of The Environmental Regulations (Scotland) Charging Scheme

The Environmental Regulation (Scotland) Charging Scheme Amendment (no1) 2022

The following links take you to the guidance, environmental scores and answers some frequently asked questions:

Guidance: this document helps to explain how the scheme works. We are continually improving our guidance in response to customer feedback and Version 4 was published on 9 January 2020, mainly reflecting the changes brought about by the new Environmental Authorisation Scotland Regulations.

Environmental Assessment Scheme: provides guidance on calculating environmental scores which are used to calculate part of the charge for the largest authorisations.

Table of environmental scores: a listing for all authorisations with an environmental component charge (unless they have been amended after the scheme was issued).

FAQs – answers for the common asked questions.

Charging Scheme Fees

Information about development of the new scheme is available on our Charging Scheme Development web page.


Other current charging schemes

The following two schemes have been increased by 1.13%, in line with inflation at end of September 2020.

The following schemes fees have been held at the same level since 2015-2016.

Previous charging schemes

The following legal schemes were replaced on/or after 1 April 2018 by our current schemes. The revised fees for 2017-2018. The following document shows the revised charges for the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Fees and Charges for 2017-2018