Energy Bill Relief Scheme reminder and survey
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) earlier this month (1 October) launched the Energy Bill Relief Scheme, which will provide support with energy costs relief to eligible businesses, voluntary sector and public sector organisations in Great Britain until the end of March 2023.
In parallel, the Government has also launched a three-month review that will consider which non-domestic customers remain particularly at risk to energy price rises after 31st March and the most appropriate means of providing this support. Continuing support to those deemed eligible would begin at the end of the initial 6-month support scheme, without a gap.
It is important that users who are less at risk to energy price increases (particularly larger businesses that are not energy-intensive) use the 6 months support provided by the scheme to identify measures they can take to protect themselves against high energy prices.
BEIS officials are currently gathering evidence and data from businesses to inform the review’s decisions. Evidence gathering for the review will conclude at 23:55 Sunday 30 October.
Businesses and other organisations are encouraged to complete the survey questionnaire at the link below. Councils are encouraged to share as appropriate.
Responses to this questionnaire will help inform and shape the review of the Energy Bill Relief Scheme.
All of the data provided will be treated as confidential and not shared outside of government. The questionnaire will close at 11:55pm on Sunday 30th October 2022.
Businesses and BROs may also share feedback directly using the email address: EBRSReview@beis.gov.uk.
Survey questionnaire: https://beis.fra1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cTob3uhBoMiwgOW