CRC deadline day has arrived.
In just a few hours the registration period for those companies that should be in the scheme will close.
At the time of writing, the Environment Agency confirmed to ELN that the registered tally stands at 2,731, with another 400 firms in the process of completing their paperwork.
For these companies, the EA has stressed in recent weeks that they have “nothing to fear” from financial penalties for not hitting the deadline.
However just how many organisations will have missed the boat come midnight tonight won’t be clear for some time.
The EA explained that some firms may have slipped into the scheme under the radar because they have registered via a parent company. From tomorrow, the EA will begin an audit of all electricity meters that should be in the CRC, and once that is complete, only then will it become known which organisations have not registered at all. And only then will the EA know which ones are liable for fines.
Tomorrow on ELN: Public sector ahead of private on CRC benefits