New SECR Framework comes into force April 2019

A new set of regulations come into force in April 2019 - Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR).  The aim is to update the existing CRC and ESOS schemes to improve the taxation and the reporting regime.

The consultation on the new SECR Framework ran from 12 October 2017 to 4 January 2018.  The aim of the new regime is to make mandatory energy and carbon reporting simpler for businesses by removing administrative obligations.  Details of SECR can be found online, for example on the website: where you can find the full outcome of the consultation.

If you are already measuring energy under the ESOS Regulations there is currently no obligation for public disclosure; this will change under SECR.  The method of reporting will be annually (Director's Report), however there is the option to apply for an exemption for disclosing infomration where it is either not practical to do or so where the Director's are able to jusitfy it on the basis of protecting the interests of the company.


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