ESOS Phase 3 – approaching the qualification date!

The Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) affects large UK organisations, requiring them to undertake energy audits and report back to the Environment Agency.

ESOS Phase 3 began following the Phase 2 compliance date of 5 December 2019, and we are now approaching the qualification date for Phase 3, 31 December 2022. Therefore now is the time for businesses to act, to ensure they appoint a qualified and experienced lead assessor to carry out their report in time for the compliance deadline on 5 December 2023.

For ESOS Phase 3, the financial thresholds have been converted into GBP following the UK’s exit from the EU, so they are now lower than what applied in phase 2, leading more business to be obligated to comply within this phase.

Comply Direct have supported many companies within various industries comply with ESOS and are dedicated to finding the right lead assessors to help you get the most out of your energy saving opportunities. Our loyal member BSW Timber Solutions, who we supported throughout ESOS phase 2, is now looking ahead to Phase 3, their Quality Manager said:

“The level of support was excellent, Comply Direct are always happy to help with any queries and always go above and beyond what’s expected all for a competitive price. Our last ESOS assessment highlighted more opportunities for potential energy savings than was expected, therefore we look forward to beginning our ESOS phase 3 assessment this year.”

If your business is obligated for ESOS Phase 3 and you would like a more interactive approach to understanding your requirements, register on our upcoming webinar on Tuesday 15 November at 10am. The webinar is 30 minutes long and will provide the opportunity ask questions specific to your business, click here to register your FREE place.

The ESOS Regulations have been under consultation and the government response detailing changes for Phase 3 and Phase 4 of the scheme was released in August 2022. For more information on changes to the requirements, and how this may impact businesses for Phase 3, please see our news story here.

Should you need to comply with ESOS and would like to receive a non-obligatory quote, get in touch with our team on or call 01756 794951.