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ESOS phase 3 deadline extended

ESOS phase 3 compliance deadline extended by six months to 5 June 2024

Following consultation by the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero, the Environment Agency announced the introduction of some new requirements as part of ESOS phase 3. These changes will affect all current ESOS applications as well as new applications.

Organisations that qualify for ESOS in phase 3 will be required to comply with the new requirements when they come into force and in order to ensure there is reasonable time for participants to comply fully with the updated legislation and for assessors to carry out assessments, participants in phase 3 will be allowed until 5 June 2024 to provide a notification of compliance (previously 5 December 2023).

ESOS Qualification remains the same

Although the compliance date has been extended, the qualification thresholds and date remain unchanged. Therefore, any company or group that met the criteria as a large company for ESOS on December 31, 2022 (employing at least 250 people OR having both an annual turnover in excess of £44 million and an annual balance sheet total in excess of £38 million) are still required to comply with ESOS phase 3.

Would your business benefit from help to comply with ESOS phase 3?

We recommend that even though the deadline has been extended, you shouldn’t delay getting your ESOS audits completed. We can help your business comply with phase 3 of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme. Our experienced sustainability consultants and certified ESOS lead assessors carry out your energy audits and guide you through every step of the process to ensure compliance.

If you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us on:

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Don’t miss the deadline!

Failure to comply with ESOS regulations can lead to:

  • Fixed penalties of up to £50,000
  • Additional penalties of £500 for each working day until the breach is remedied
  • Being listed as non-compliant on the government website