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The Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) will provide energy bill relief for non-domestic customers in Great Britain (Scotland, England and Wales). Discounts will be applied to energy usage initially between 1 October 2022 and 31 March 2023.
This support will be applied automatically to all eligible bills by suppliers. You do not need to take action or apply to the scheme.
The level of support for each organisation will vary depending on the type and date of the contract. You will find details of how you will get the reduction based on the type of contract you are on and several examples of how the scheme will work in the UK Government Energy Bill Relief Scheme guidance.
The scheme will be available to everyone on a non-domestic contract, including:
● Voluntary sector organisations, such as charities.
● Public sector organisations such as schools, hospitals and care homes.
● On existing fixed price contracts that were agreed on or after 1 April 2022.
● Signing new fixed price contracts.
● On deemed / out of contract or variable tariffs.
● On flexible purchase or similar contracts.
The scheme is intended to be for a wide range of businesses and other non-domestic customers, but there may be very limited exclusions. For example, businesses that use gas or electricity for the purpose of generating power they are selling back into the grid, such as power stations, pumped hydro or grid-level battery storage.
Non-domestic suppliers and consumers must not profit from the scheme other than for its intended purpose of providing relief on necessary energy bills. See: Energy Bill Relief Scheme: help for businesses and other non-domestic customers - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
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