The Energy Bill Relief Scheme

We would like to take this opportunity to reassure our prospective and existing customers and clarify the following on the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS):

  • The Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) applies to fixed contracts agreed on or after 1st December 2021 as well as to deemed, variable and flexible tariffs and contracts. It will apply to energy usage from 1st October 2022 to 31st March 2023, running for an initial six-month period for all non domestic energy users..
  • All energy suppliers will apply the same discount. This discount will automatically appear on your statements. Customers do not need to apply for the scheme or contact us.
  • The BEIS department recommends all customers continue to enter into fixed price agreements as normal to shield businesses from future wholesale price increases. This way we can ensure all our customers are protected from the volatility in the current wholesale market.
  • For customers who qualify for the Energy Bill Relief Scheme we kindly ask all qualifying customers to provide us with monthly gas and / or electricity meter reads until end of the scheme. This should be done ideally on the first day of the month or no later than the 10th.This will be a great help to get your bills as accurate as possible and ensure we apply the right discount throughout the scheme period.

For the latest information on the Energy Bill Scheme please visit www.gov.uk/guidance click here

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14 Mar

A Summary of The Spring Budget For Small Businesses


The 15th March 2023 brought the release of the new Spring Budget by the freshly appointed chancellor, Jeremey Hunt. This release has brought Hunt’s first budget as chancellor, laying out the government’s plan for tax and spending policy. Plus the OBR (Office for Budget Responsibility) have published their updated economic forecasts for the next five years. 

After a tumultuous few years and even some months and weeks, the release of the budget has been heavily anticipated. Particularly as businesses wanted to know how they will continue to be supported and what may impact their spending over the next year. As many of our business energy customers are small businesses, we have provided this short summary of the spring budget, focusing on what was mentioned regarding energy prices and business taxation. 


Confirmation of the Energy Bills Discount Scheme 

One of the most important parts of the spring budget for energy suppliers and our customers is the confirmation of the Energy Bills Discount Scheme. This has been confirmed as a replacement for the Energy Bills Relief Scheme, which will come into effect on the 1st April. This scheme is specifically in place for non-domestic gas and electricity customers and will offer support for the next 12 months. For more details on this, we have written a useful blog for our customers here.

On top of this it has also been confirmed that the Climate Change Agreement Scheme will be extended until March 2025. This provides eligible businesses with business tax relief for the implementation of energy efficiency measures. 


Predictions for energy prices by the OBR  

Thanks to the latest forecast by the Office For Budget Responsibility which was published alongside the new budget, we have some idea of what may happen to energy prices over the next year. As part of their fiscal forecast, developing on their previous forecast in November, the OBR have stated ‘Wholesale gas prices have more than halved over the past six months and are expected to fall further over the forecast.’ 


Corporation Tax Increase

The Chancellor has stated that the main corporation tax rate will increase for businesses from 19% to 25%, this will take effect from 1st April 2023. 

In regards to capital allowances, the Government has also announced that the 100% first-year allowance for qualifying expenditure on electric vehicle charge-point equipment will be extended until 31 March 2025 for corporation tax, and 5 April 2025 for income tax. This measure is intended to continue to encourage the uptake of equipment for charging electric vehicles. Meaning businesses can incorporate this into their sustainability measures and goals with tax relief benefits.