Energy Bill Relief Scheme for non domestic customers

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What does this involve?

The Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) will provide discounts on energy bills for non-domestic customers in Great Britain. The discounts will initially be applied to energy usage between 1 October 2022 and 31 March 2023.

The discount will be applied automatically to all eligible bills by suppliers. You do not need to take action or apply to the scheme.

The discount amount for each customer will vary depending on the type and date of your contract. You will find details of how your discount will be calculated and several examples of how the scheme will work in the UK Government Energy Bill Relief Scheme guidance, external link which will open in a new window.

Am I eligible?

The scheme will be available to all customers on a non-domestic contract, including:

  • businesses
  • voluntary sector organisations, such as charities
  • public sector organisations such as schools, hospitals and care homes

This includes customers that are:

  • on existing fixed price contracts that were agreed on or after 1 December 2021
  • about to sign new fixed price contracts
  • on deemed or out-of-contract or variable tariffs
  • on flexible purchase or similar contracts

The scheme is intended to serve a wide range of businesses and other non-domestic customers, but there may be limited exclusions, such as businesses that use gas or electricity to generate power they sell back into the grid - for example, power stations, pumped hydro or grid-level battery storage companies.

Non-domestic suppliers and consumers must not profit from the scheme beyond its intended purpose of providing relief on necessary energy bills.

What does this cost?

This is a free service.

Who is this for?

Non-domestic energy users in Great Britain (Scotland, England and Wales).

How long does this take?

Discounts will be applied to energy usage initially between 1 October 2022 and 31 March 2023. The savings for energy used in October will appear in your October bill, which would usually be received in November.

The UK Government expects suppliers to contact non-domestic customers over the coming weeks to advise them of the implications of the scheme.

Next steps

Visit the UK Government website for more information.

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