BUSINESS UTILITIES

ESOS PHASE 2 DEADLINE – 5TH DECEMBER 2019

The compliance notification deadline for ESOS Phase 2 is rapidly approaching. ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria and non-compliance could result in fines of up to £90,000

CLIMATE CHANGE LEVY (CCL) SET TO INCREASE FROM APRIL 2019

The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is the government’s environmental tax on commercial energy consumption, charged in pence per kWh by the energy supplier.

STREAMLINED ENERGY AND CARBON REPORTING FRAMEWORK FOR UK BUSINESS

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) will come into effect from 1st April 2019.

DEADLINE FOR ESOS PHASE 2 IS FAST APPROACHING

Is your business prepared for Phase 2 of ESOS (the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) which began on 6th December 2015? Companies with more than 250 members of staff or with a turnover in excess of €50M and balance sheet in excess of €43M must comply by 5th December 2019.

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY PUBLISHES ESOS NON-COMPLIANCE FINES

The deadline for Phase 1 of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) was 5th December 2015. Companies that failed to comply may have thought they had avoided any penalties.

PURCHASE DIRECT SHORTLISTED FOR TWO ENERGY AWARDS 2018

Purchase Direct has been shortlisted for two major energy awards as a result of our successful energy procurement, contract management and energy management consultancy services.

TRUSTFORD HOLD A TIGHT GRIP ON THE ROAD TO ENVIRONMENTAL SUCCESS

TrustFord’s commitment to reducing their environmental impact, year on year, has been recognised by The Green Organisation for the fourth consecutive year; winning the annual Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice.

PHASE 2 OF THE ENERGY SAVINGS OPPORTUNITY SCHEME (ESOS) IS ALREADY HERE

Despite Brexit, Phase 2 of ESOS began on 6th December 2015. As with Phase 1, this is a four year phase and compliance must be notified by 5th December 2019. In their June ESOS newsletter, the Environment Agency (the scheme administrator) have confirmed that Phase 2 has begun and have recommended getting started on auditing for compliance now.

PURCHASE DIRECT SHORTLISTED FOR TWO TELCA ENERGY AWARDS

Purchase Direct has been shortlisted for two major energy awards on the back of our successful energy procurement, contract management and energy management consultancy services.

WATER DEREGULATION COULD BENEFIT BUSINESSES IN ENGLAND

Forthcoming water deregulation could deliver benefits for English businesses. Improved customer service, efficiencies of having one supplier and some reduction in costs with higher discounts expected in a few years’ time are among the gains to be had once the water sector is deregulated in England from April 2017 (Wales and Northern Ireland will remain unchanged).

£900 MILLION CARBON REDUCTION COMMITMENT TAX TO BE AXED: BUT WHO WILL PICK UP THE BILL

The answer is simple: all UK businesses, from 1st April 2019, via an increased Climate Change Levy (CCL) main rate.

ENERGY REDUCTION PROGRAMME AT TRUSTFORD

An energy reduction programme at TrustFord, which operates from 65 locations and employs more than 3,000 people, resulted in an 18% drop in energy consumption in 2014 compared with 2013 and savings of more than £200,000 on a seven-figure energy bill.

AWARD WIN FOR ‘BEST ADVICE’ ON ENERGY COST AND CONSUMPTION REDUCTIONS

We are celebrating an award winning achievement after delivering ‘best advice’ which has netted clients six-figure savings on energy bills.