Defra have circulated the final guidance that will accompany the Regulations for Mandatory Carbon Reporting. In the draft guidance, the proposed reporting start date was set at 1st October 2013 – however, in the final guidance document this date has been brought forward by one day, to 30th September 2013.
While this may not appear to be a major change, moving the date forward to 30th September will have a significant impact on companies whose reporting year runs from 1st October to 30th September. Under the new date, these companies will have to report a full year earlier than they thought. It also means that these companies are currently halfway through their first reporting year – so if they haven’t started gathering and entering their data, they are already six months behind. What a difference a day makes!
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If your company operates under an October-September financial year and you need to get up to speed with the new Mandatory Carbon Reporting regulation and guidelines, or for any other companies facing compliance with the requirements, we are available to help.