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This consultation ended 17 June 2022.

Consultation period:
25 March 2022 to 17 June 2022
Last updated:

Summary of outcome

The main Government response to the consultation is now available. The Welsh Government integrated impact assessment is also available.

Original consultation

We are seeking views on the development of the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS).

Consultation description

In this consultation the UK ETS Authority – made up of the Welsh Government, UK Government, Scottish Government, and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland – is seeking stakeholder views on proposals to develop the UK ETS.


This consultation will be of particular interest to:

  • individual companies,
  • representatives of industrial, power and aviation sectors

with obligations under the UK ETS and environmental groups.

It will also be of interest to individual companies and representatives of

  • maritime,
  • waste,
  • greenhouse gas removals and
  • agricultural sectors.

This consultation is not limited to these stakeholders; any organisation or individual is welcome to respond. 

This consultation relates to proposals to develop the UK ETS, which operates across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. This is a joint consultation, published by the UK Government, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs for Northern Ireland.

This consultation is being held on GOV.UK