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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21 Dec

The Climate Change Levy: What Do Business Owners Need to Know?


Grab your latest business gas bill and take a look – you may notice there is a Climate Change Levy (CCL) on there that you might have not noticed before.

You may also not be aware that there is a way you can reduce these charges too.

What is the Climate Change Levy (CCL)?

The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is an environmental tax that has been placed on commercial energy use in the UK. It is a tax that is additional to VAT and which certain businesses will have to pay on their business gas rates.

Why do business have to pay the Climate Change Levy (CCL)?

The Government in the UK the CCL as part of a wider array of legislation aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions – but it is an energy tax rather than a carbon tax. Alongside the CCL is the Climate Change Agreement (CCA) which enables businesses to get access to reduced rates by committing to improve their energy consumption.

The UK Government introduced both pieces of this legislation to help motivate businesses to become more energy-efficient, and to help them meet their 2050 target of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Which businesses will have to pay the CCL?

Most businesses will have to pay the CCL, although there are some exceptions:

• Business that have charitable status and are engaged in non-commercial activities

• Small businesses who use less than 1000 kWh of electricity or 4,397 kWh gas per month

• Business that is supplied via a domestic energy contract

You will also be exempt from paying the CCL if:

• Your business is not based in the UK

• You are not going to use the energy as fuel

• You are not going to use the energy to create electricity

• Your energy is being supplied from certain combined heat and power schemes

How much will my business have to pay?

The amount business have to pay for the CCL is set by the Government and tends to vary from year to year. However, the rate will be the same across all business energy suppliers.

The current CCL rate for 2020/2021 is:

• £0.00811 per kWh for business electricity

• £0.00406 per kWh for business gas

The more energy you use, the more CCL you will pay – just like VAT.

How do I pay the CCL?

You must register to pay the CCL – if you don’t you will end up paying a penalty. Your business gas supplier will then calculate how much the CCL is for your company, and then they will apply it to your bill. They then pay the HMRC on your behalf.

At D-ENERGi, our team of experts can help you to find the best business gas supplier with the cheapest business energy deal to meet the needs of your business.