The EA have been very clear from the outset about the enforcement policies and penalties at their disposal for non-compliant organisations:
'…the maximum penalty for failing to undertake an energy audit ahead of the compliance deadline is up to £50,000 and up to £500 for each working day the responsible undertaking remains in breach of the mandatory scheme, for a maximum of 80 working days.'
This could add up to a significant penalty of £90,000, however in the short term a pragmatic approach is more likely to be taken to allow the maximum number of companies to comply and avoid legal proceedings.
If your organisation is one of the many thousands who are still non-compliant, the required action to mitigate your non-compliance status is simple - demonstrate that your contingency measures are underway by arranging a free ESOS health check for your company as soon as possible.
Until 29 February 2016 we are offering a free ESOS compliance health check for companies who have missed the deadline. To check availability and book a meeting please contact email@example.com or call one of our ESOS account management team on 0845 094 2228 now.
Credit is due to those organisations who have tackled this new legislative approach to energy analysis head on, connecting with Lead Assessors who have guided them across this new compliance landscape. The high level of engagement from the Environment Agency with stakeholders and businesses must also be commended - it was one year ago when the EA roadshows started popping up around the country, and those we attended were full and with plenty of challenging questions.
This fresh service style approach by the regulator is a great step forwards and it is important to recognise the amount of time and work needed to publicise, engage with stakeholders and trade groups, and make personal appearances to give the new regime a face.
Members of ecosurety have benefited from significant support as part of our ESOS service offering. Not only is there a dedicated account manager, backed up by in-house technical team, but we partner with a variety of different Lead Assessors, spread across many industry sectors, offering all kinds of expertise in energy management and compliance. This unique resource selection allows a bespoke setup for each energy service we provide, so that client needs and best value are always achieved.
To check availability and book a meeting please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call one of our ESOS account management team on 0845 094 2228
As policy manager, Robbie is responsible for liaising with government, regulators and industry organisations to represent our members’ views and interests. In previous roles, he helped to instigate market-based change and he brings that dynamism to his current role of influencing regulatory change. With years of experience working across a number of departments at Ecosurety, it’s fair to say he has an excellent understanding of producer compliance and recycling, which enables him to provide high-level policy expertise, industry insight and market analysis to our members.
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