ESOS – Is your organisation Compliant?
If your organisation qualifies for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and has missed the deadline of 29 January 2016 you should expect enforcement action by the regulator (Environment Agency) in the near future.
Now that the date has passed, the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s position is rather ominous: They stated “If you will not be compliant by 29 January 2016 then your case will be reviewed and you may hear from your regulator regarding enforcement action“.
So what do you do if you are the recipient of a letter from your regulator?
You should prepare your strategy for compliance: the regulators have discretion on enforcement and will treat a business that can demonstrate a willingness to comply far more favourably than a business that refuses to take action.
Note: You should understand the risks: the sanctions vary from an enforcement notice compelling compliance through to civil fines up to £50,000. An enforcement notice is likely to be the first step.
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More About ESOS
ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for all large UK businesses (250+ employees or €50m turnover). Such businesses are required to take prescribed steps to assess their energy savings. Having done so, businesses must report their compliance to the Environment Agency. The deadline for doing so expired on 5 December 2016. >>Visit ESOS Page