From 1st April, the Energy Bill Relief Scheme will be replaced with the Energy Bills Discount Scheme. Here's how will it affect your business.
The new Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS) represents a drastic cut on the previous Energy Bills Relief Scheme. The current scheme is worth £18bn whereas the replacement will be capped at £5.5bn. It will run until the end of March 2024. We take a closer look at what the new support programme entails.
Am I eligible for the Energy Bills Discount Scheme?
Businesses eligible for the Energy Bills Discount Scheme are:
On existing fixed price contracts that were agreed on or after1st December 2021.
Signing new fixed price contracts.
On deemed / out of contract or standard variable tariffs.
On flexible purchase or similar contracts.
On variable ‘Day Ahead Index’ (DAI) tariffs (Northern Ireland scheme only).