The ALMR has partnered with Control Energy Costs to offer tailored advice to its members complying with the new Energy Savings Opportunity (ESOS) scheme.
ESOS is a mandatory scheme requiring businesses employing more than 250 members of staff to undertake periodic energy audits to identify energy saving opportunities. These audits will need to take place and be reported every four years. Any UK company that has annual turnover in excess of 50 million euro (£38,937,777) and an annual balance sheet in total excess of 43 million euro (£33,486,489) must also comply by 05 December 2015.
ALMR Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: ““As we have seen with previous European legislation regarding allergen information, there can sometimes be mixed messages and there is a risk that operators may be overwhelmed by information. Businesses will need to undertake careful management and risk assessment at a very busy time of year and there is a risk of additional compliance costs. Our latest Benchmarking Survey found that licensed hospitality businesses are spending almost 4% of their annual turnover on utilities and that figure is now likely to rise.
“Using its position as the UK representative to HOTREC, the ALMR has worked to provide its members with the best possible advice and our partnership with CEC aims to ensure that the process runs as smoothly as possible and provides quantifiable results.
“Rather than being seen as a burden, we hope that licensed hospitality businesses look upon the ESOS scheme as an opportunity to grow their businesses and make considerable cost savings. Additionally, we are offering tailored advice in partnership with CEC, not a broker, so our members can be assured of practical, independent support.”
ALMR members should contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01737 559198 for further information.