Keep your business relevant and compliant with our carefully selected news and legislative updates below.
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Why Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)?
SECR is one of the many energy-focused initiatives which has followed from the Paris Climate Agreement and the UK’s initial commitment to reducing carbon emissions by 80% by 2050. The legislation is designed to make energy efficiency a focal point for businesses, to reduce...Read more
Covid-19 has caused much disruption to the business environment as we know it, and this has had an impact on achieving compliance in some regulated areas.
Here’s an update on some of the recent changes to energy legislation that may affect your business:
1. Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
One of the...
Ofcom have brought in a number of new regulations in recent years which focus on the consumer’s needs. July 2019 saw the ‘switch of mobile communication services’ regulation which gave consumers control over contact with their existing provider, making it quicker and easier to change supplier. We are now seeing client...Read more
Ofgem have announced a major regulation change which will impact the cost of your business’ electricity bills and may affect when you use electricity. This new regulation is called DCP 228 and is one of the latest regulations to impact DUoS (Distribution Use of System) charges and will come into effect from...Read more
...if you don't already, the introduction of DCP 161 legislation will mean that you will need to have a good understanding of your business' energy usage against capacity.
What is DCP 161?
DCP 161 is a new measure which has been introduced by Ofgem and will be effective from 1st April 2018....Read more
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), due to come into force on 25th May 2018, has been cited as the largest change to data protection legislation in the last 20 years. As explained by PwC, the data privacy and protection landscape is rapidly transforming as new regulation puts all...Read more
With IT based services continuing to develop and evolve at a phenomenal rate, legislation needs to be regularly updated to protect online privacy. In January this year, the European Commission published a draft proposal to implement a new ePrivacy Regulation. The proposed regulation will replace the 2002 ePrivacy Directive (amended...Read more
Technological developments in the energy sector means that it is now possible to remotely monitor your business’ energy consumption. The technology used for measuring gas and electricity varies slightly as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and standard gas is measured by a data logger and electricity is measured by an Automated Meter Reader...Read more
We are now emerging from the winter months where energy prices have been at a peak. As we move into spring / summer we would usually expect to see a slight easing on pricing as consumption reduces in the warmer months. However, with continual volatility surrounding "Brexit" and the political situation...Read more