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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What to Look for with Business Energy Suppliers


Most firms and organisations need energy for them to operate effectively which is why their choice of business energy suppliers is crucial to their ability to trade.

Indeed, it’s important for business owners to be engaged with business energy contracts to ensure they are not paying more than they need to for that energy supply.

For most firms this means not simply paying their energy bills when they arrive but also ensuring that the tariff they are on is fair and delivers what the business needs.

To switch business energy suppliers is relatively straightforward and it is being actively encouraged for more firms to do this.

Contacting business electricity suppliers

Before looking for a better business energy tariff, the firm should understand the features of their current commercial energy tariff before making a switch and contacting business electricity suppliers, for instance.

At this point it’s important to appreciate that there are some very distinct differences between business and domestic energy supply; the biggest difference is that a business will usually have its business energy quote done on a bespoke basis since each business’s needs will be different.

Also, many business owners may not appreciate that when it comes to sourcing business energy suppliers, they will need to source the business gas supplier separately from their electricity; most suppliers do not package their fuels together.

Potential business gas suppliers

As a business customer, they must then obtain business energy quotes for the type of fuel they need, for instance from their potential business gas suppliers, before switching between suppliers and securing their new, better tariff under a separate contract.

One of the best ways of finding a better business energy supplier, and this will include those who are looking for business gas supply, is to approach a business energy broker who will understand the whole market and find them the most suitable deal.

Also, businesses need to appreciate that they will be obliged to meet stricter terms than they would for a domestic energy tariff, for instance.

So, while it’s relatively easy for a domestic customer to switch between tariffs during a contract, though they may need to pay an exit fee, a business energy customer will be bound by the terms of their contract and unable to make a switch during the contract’s duration.

For more help and advice on what to look for with business energy suppliers, then contact the team at D-Energi who have the expertise and experience to find the best available tariffs.