Financial year end – the new energy and carbon reporting rules

The end of the financial year spells the start of mandatory energy and carbon reporting for many UK businesses this month.

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) affects all quoted companies, large unquoted companies and large LLPs, who must now collect and measure their energy and carbon information – and submit this as part of their annual accounts filed with Companies House.

Reporting is annual – and applies to financial years that start on or after 1stApril 2019.

Deadline extension?

The government has recently announced that businesses can apply for a 3 month extension for filing their accounts if they have been impacted by Covid-19 – which applies to SECR reporting too.

We have plenty of advice on SECR on the Hub, including our FAQs page and a handy downloadable guide.