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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28 Jun

Compare Business Energy Deals Effectively


A crucial element when it comes to sourcing a new energy supplier is the ability to compare business energy deals effectively.

By doing so, you will be reassured that you are getting the best deal possible for meeting your needs at that time.

To do this, you will need your current energy supply contract and know when it ends, and how much you are currently paying.

With this information, you are ready to compare deals between potential providers.

In addition, they will be wanting to know your unit rate and standing charges, how much energy you use every year and how much notice you must give your current supplier.

Compare business electricity providers

You may decide to compare business electricity providers first because these bills tend to be higher than for gas.

The proposed tariff will consist of two prices that you will need to focus on and these are the unit cost and the standing charge.

  • Unit cost: this is what you will pay with the unit of energy is measured in kWh (kilowatt hours)
  • Standing charge: this amount varies and is the daily charge paid to the National Grid for delivering energy.

Understanding the difference is important because a potential supplier may offer much cheaper unit rates but have a higher standing charge so the deal may not actually work out to be cheaper at all.

Compare business gas providers

As mentioned, when you compare business gas providers you will need the same information as well as the type of contract you want to choose.

This will boil down to either:

  • A fixed term contract: with a fixed term deal the price per unit of energy is fixed for the contract’s duration
  • A variable rate contract: the amount you pay per unit will vary during the contract and will usually be connected to wholesale market activity. When prices rise, then your unit cost will increase. If prices fall then you will benefit.

If you haven’t switched for several years, then you may be on a ‘deemed rate’ contract, which tends to be higher and these are also known as out-of-contract rates.

It does appear that there is a lot of information to take on board and you’ll still need to contact suppliers, either directly or using a comparison site aimed at business owners.

Alternatively, you could contact experts who understand how you can compare business energy deals effectively and deal with the switchover process which means contacting the experts at D-Energi.