A large number of companies who fall within the scope of ESOS have failed to comply ahead of the 29th January 2016 deadline. The deadline was extended in October 2015 but the Environment Agency (EA) has revealed that approximately 3,000 organisations have failed to take any action, while a further 1,000 companies have only registered an â€˜intent to complyâ€™.
The UK government has implemented a number of schemes to encourage businesses to reduce carbon emissions as part of the nation's climate change commitment. These schemes would see additional costs added to a company's energy bill unless action is taken to reduce its carbon footprint.
The water services regulation authority, Ofwat has submitted proposals, dubbed Water 2020 which would allow new firms to enter the water market. It is thought that by removing restrictions on new firms competing for water contracts, customers could save up to Â£1bn by 2020.