Compliance

At the Hub we aim to provide organisations with independent advice, news and information on UK energy efficiency and carbon reporting legislation. Stay up to date with SECR, ESOS and other mandatory compliance schemes here.

MEES regulations for commercial properties delayed to 2028

MEES regulations for commercial properties delayed to 2028

The government has confirmed that interim requirements for commercial Energy Performance Certificates of C ratings or above have been pushed back from 2027 to...
UK ETS: Report shows record drop in UK carbon price

UK ETS: Report shows record drop in UK carbon price

On 12 February, the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) published its ‘Carbon Market Year in Review 2023’. The report highlights a year’s worth of...
SBTi services expand as climate-related corporate commitment grows by 100%

SBTi services expand as climate-related corporate commitment grows by 100%

The Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) is expanding its capacity for target validation services and has confirmed it now holds charitable status as an organisation....
If your business trades in the EU, you will need to comply with the changing rules. Businesses with no connection to the EU still need to comply with the UK’s own anti-greenwash rules, which are becoming stronger.

The Green Claims Directive: what do UK businesses need to know?

In January 2024, members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of adopting a directive to improve product labelling. This is intended to support the forthcoming Green Claims Directive, often dubbed the anti-greenwashing legislation.
TPT’s gold standard for climate transition plans: what it means for UK businesses

TPT’s gold standard for climate transition plans: what it means for UK businesses

We asked Philip Richards, Head of ESG at Sustainable Energy First, what the recent guidance on climate transition plans means for UK businesses in practice.
ESOS Phase 3: The government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is now in phase 3. Here’s what you need to know.

ESOS phase 3: what you need to know

The UK government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is currently in Phase 3. The compliance deadline is 5 June 2024, but the Environment Agency is delaying enforcement...
Launch of gold standard for corporate net zero transition plans

Launch of gold standard for corporate net zero transition plans

The government’s Transition Plan Taskforce (TPT) has published its official guidance for climate transition plans. The TPT Disclosure Framework sets out best practice for...
UK ETS: Carbon allowances will be cut to lowest level ever in 2024

UK ETS: Carbon allowances will be cut to lowest level ever in 2024

In a decisive move towards achieving net-zero emissions, the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS) is set to impose stricter emission limits on power,...
Are REGOs enough to cover Scope 2 emissions?

Are REGOs enough to cover Scope 2 emissions?

The conversation around Scope 2 emissions – those from purchased energy – is changing. Businesses that have to carry out reporting on their emissions...
Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR): where are we now?

Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR): where are we now?

The Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) regulation is a key part of the UK government’s strategy to use the finance sector as a driver for...

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