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.