The Energy Bill Relief Scheme

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The Energy Bill Relief Scheme has been announced to help small businesses and provide an equivalent level of support with their energy bills as individuals. The scheme will start on 1 October 2022 and will run until 31 March 2023.


The scheme will give price reductions on electricity and gas for non-domestic customers, including:

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

Most businesses will be eligible, including those on fixed price contracts, whether existing since April 2022 or new, and those on variable tariffs.

The “government supported price” for electricity will be £211 per megawatt hour (MWh); it will be £75 per MWh for gas. According to the Government this represents a 50 percent discount on what it calls “recent wholesale costs in England, Scotland, and Ireland,” but this is an estimate of what prices were expected to reach in winter. Suppliers will apply the discount on energy bills in pence per kilowatt hour (p/kWh).

The discounts will be applied automatically to your bills and you don’t need to do anything.

Discussions of how the scheme is going to work are still in motion, therefore you should start seeing the discount from November 2022, and bills for October will be backdated.

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