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ESOS Qustions and Answers

Here are questions and answers concerning ESOS and compliance


Who is the scheme administrator 

The Environment Agency will be the ESOS Scheme Administrator for the United Kingdom. As

such, the Environment Agency will be responsible for receiving notifications of compliance from

ESOS participants, maintaining guidance on compliance and approving registers of Lead



In ESOS Terms who is an employee


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Do councils require ESOS

Public bodies are not included within the scope of ESOS. Public bodies are defined under

ESOS as those bodies which must adhere to the UK public contract regulations – these are the

Public Contracts Regulations 2006 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and The Public

Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 in Scotland. 



What about schools and Universities 

Any university or school that is not subject to the Public Contracting Regulations 2006 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 in Scotland is

within scope of consideration to ESOS (see what qualifies a company for ESOS)).


What qualifies a company for ESOS

AT 31 Dec 2014, more than 249 employes or 50 Million Euro T/O with a 43 Million Euro balance sheet


I am a franchise do I need ESOS

The franchisor of a franchise business is not required to aggregate its franchisees for

participation in ESOS. However, franchisees will be able to aggregate with the franchisor and/or other franchisees for the purposes of compliance with ESOS, providing there is mutual agreement between the aggregating parties. In such instances, the franchisor or a nominated lead franchisee will take on the responsibility for compliance of all parties and for notifying the Environment Agency of that compliance. 


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