ESOS Fines

ESOS Fines for Non-Compliance

Non-compliance with ESOS is subject to fines by the Environment Agency

 

Fines for non-compliance with the mandatory Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) range from £5,000 to £90,000. Non-compliant companies may also be named and shamed.

Designed to increase for each day of non-compliance, fines can reach:

  • £45,000 for businesses that do not respond to enforcement notices

  • £45,000 for failure to notify the Environment Agency

  • £90,000 for failure to undertake an energy audit

  • £5,000 for failure to maintain records

  • £50,000 for false or misleading statements

 

Regulations and penalties

Non-compliance ESOS Regulation Penalties
Failure to notify Regulation 43 A fixed penalty of up to £5,000.
An additional £500 for each working day starting on the day after the service of the penalty notice until the notification is completed, subject to a maximum of 80 days.
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Failure to maintain records Regulation 44 A fixed penalty of up to £5,000.
The cost to the compliance body for undertaking sufficient auditing activity to confirm that an organisation has complied with ESOS.
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The penalty notice may specify steps to remedy the breach.
Failure to undertake an energy audit Regulation 45 A fixed penalty of up to £50,000.
An additional £500 for each working day starting on the day after service of the compliance notice, until the breach is remedied, subject to a maximum of 80 days.
Publication
The penalty notice may specify a requirement to undertake an ESOS Assessment.
Failure to comply with a compliance notice, an enforcement notice or a penalty notice Regulation 46 A fixed penalty of up to £5,000.
An additional £500 for each working day starting on the day after service of the penalty notice, until the breach is remedied, subject to a maximum of 80 days.
Publication
False or misleading statement Regulation 47 A fixed penalty of up to £50,000
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Find out more about the ESOS scheme here.

 


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