This impacts case study shows how our work influenced the Department for Energy and Climate Change and HM Treasury to improve their accountability, governance and data quality, resulting in regular reporting on consumer-funded policies.

It is one example of financial or non-financial benefits realised in 2014 as a result of our involvement, all of which are set out in our interactive PDF.

Impacts case study

Our report highlighted an accountability gap in the reporting of the Levy Control Framework. The Framework is used to monitor and control the cost of energy schemes not accounted for in the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s accounts, as consumers fund them through their energy bills.

What are impacts?

The Energy and Climate Change Committee agreed, and secured a commitment from the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) and HM Treasury to regularly report information on the Levy Control Framework and other consumer-funded policies to Parliament in line with our recommendations. The first report, published in November 2014, gave parliamentarians and the public much better information about DECC’s consumer-funded expenditure, of which levies totalled around £3.3 billion in 2013-14 (in 2011-12 prices).

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