Three quarters of businesses have yet to start their ESOS audits
Source: Energy Live news
Three quarters of businesses have yet to start their mandatory energy audits which must be completed by the end of the year – according to a new poll on the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
The survey – by energy consultancy Inenco – also revealed nearly half (47%) of those surveyed have not yet begun any compliance activity.
Under the new initiative, large businesses in the UK are obliged to carry out energy audits else could be fined up to £50,000 plus extra charges of £500 per day for up to 80 days.
The poll also found more than half of the businesses have yet to appoint a lead assessor. There have been concerns around supply and demand as there are estimated to be less than 500 lead assessors currently for more than 10,000 businesses.