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Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP 2016)

This site hosts documents and information relating to the 2016 edition of the Standard Assessment Procedure.

SAP 2016 is not yet finished. Therefore SAP 2012 should continue to be used for all official purposes until further notice. 

The following documents were provided to support a consultation run by BEIS on proposed amendments to SAP. This consultation closed 27th January 2017 and BEIS are now considering the feedback received.

  • A draft SAP 2016 specification, with proposed changes highlighted
  • A number of supporting technical papers explaining the basis of proposed changes

A link to the draft SAP 2016 methodology is provided below. Please click on "Technical papers" from the menu to the left of this page to access the supporting papers.

A link is also provided below to a draft updated RdSAP 2012 specification with proposed changes highlighted. This is not part of SAP 2016, but was covered in the same consultation by BEIS, so was included here for convenience. Once complete, the updated version of RdSAP 2012 will be incorporated into the SAP 2012 specification hosted on the SAP 2012 website.


Draft SAP 2016 specification (consultation version), issue 1.0

Draft RdSAP 2012 9.93 specification (consultation version), issue 1.0