Most non-domestic customers will not see additional support on their energy bills from April and any support is likely to be significantly reduced due to wholesale price thresholds the Government.
A new Government support scheme is available for non-domestic energy customers. This scheme replaces the Energy Bill Relief Scheme and will run from 01 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.
The scheme is made up of 3 different parts:
- The baseline discount will provide some support with energy bills for eligible non-domestic customers in Great Britain and Northern Ireland – this support will be applied automatically.
- The Energy and Trade Intensive Industries (ETII) discount will provide a higher level of support to businesses and organisations in eligible sectors – you will need to register to get this support.
- The Heat Network discount will provide a higher level of support to heat networks with domestic end consumers – you need to register to get this support.
The Energy Bill Discount Scheme will be established in regulations made under the Energy Prices Act 2022. The regulations are expected to come into force in late April 2023 and the scheme will not be finalised until then. However, any discount will apply to bills from 01 April 2023.