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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15 Jan

The Best Way to Find Cheap Business Gas Rates


Perhaps the best way to find cheap business gas rates is to compare suppliers effectively.

Here, we explain how you can do this, though the easiest and best way is to speak with the experts at D-Energi first to see how cheap a gas deal they can arrange for your business.

However, it’s also important to appreciate that a micro-business will be able to access cheaper deals than other businesses, though they will need to employ fewer than 10 employees to meet the criteria.

In addition, should you be rolled onto a more expensive contract because you didn’t act in time, these are known as deemed rates, then it’s possible you may be able to leave this contract without paying a penalty as a micro-business.

Search for a new business gas supplier

When you begin the search for a new business gas supplier, you should understand that the gas prices being offered consist of two costs. They are:

  • The unit price: this is the amount that your firm pays for the actual gas consumed. It will be expressed as pence per kilowatt hour and it’s a variable amount being charged. This means that the more gas you use, the more expensive your bill will be.
  • Standing charge: The standing charge is a fixed amount and it’s usually expressed as a price per day, and this remains unchanged regardless of how much gas your firm is using.

However, we mention these charges because it’s important to understand the difference when you come to compare business gas suppliers because the standing charge may be much higher without you realising that this will then affect the amount you can save.

Deemed business gas rates

We’ve also mentioned out of contract or ‘deemed’ business gas rates and we should explain more about these.

You run the risk of being moved automatically to a more expensive contract if you do nothing when your supplier tells you of your renewal terms.

This is the incentive that many businesses will need to find out whether there are cheap deals available for their business gas supply on the market.

Deemed rates tend to be much more expensive though if yours is a micro-business, you should be able to move from these automatic out of contract prices more easily than small and medium-sized firms will without having to pay a penalty.

If you need to know more about the best way to find cheap business gas rates for your firm, then you need to speak with the team at D-Energi today.