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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13 Dec

Why Net Zero Carbon Matters To Your Business


Agreements and goals have been put in place by governments across the globe to achieve net zero emissions. The UK government was one of the first in the world to sign a legally binding agreement to achieve net zero emissions by 2050, and many other countries then followed suit.

As campaigners and governments have explained, achieving these goals is not simply the responsibility of one group. Every individual, organisation, business, and government party should make this a top priority and take active steps to dramatically reduce emissions each year. Therefore, not only does net zero carbon emissions matter to the eco-conscious amongst us and the governments in power, it matters to all, especially businesses.

Emissions from small businesses in the UK 

Small businesses in the UK produce up to 50% of our country’s business-driven carbon emissions. Meaning they are a major contributor of the emissions this country creates each year. With this in mind, the government has introduced schemes and provided advice for small business owners to encourage them to introduce a decarbonisation strategy and take active steps in reducing emissions.

One such scheme is The Together for our Planet campaign, introduced by Boris Johnson in May 2021. The campaign works to encourage small businesses in the UK to make a pledge to cut their carbon emissions by 2050 or even sooner. The campaign will then continue to support these businesses in achieving their own goals by providing resources, advice, guidance and new opportunities. The UK Business Climate Hub has been created as a resource for businesses, with upwards of 3700 businesses already having made the pledge.

Actions businesses can take to reduce emissions

There are several small steps a business can take to reduce emissions. Below are just a few smart ideas:

  • Encourage employees to take part, creating an eco-conscious workplace
  • Recycle
  • Switch to LED lighting
  • Improve the energy efficiency of the business premises
  • Install a business smart meter – which we can provide at D-ENERGi
  • Minimise waste from your products
  • Cut down the use of fossil fuels and switch to renewable energy sources

Why make the pledge?

As a small business owner, you may be wondering – what’s the point?

Well, the most important point is helping the UK on its path to achieving its net zero goal. However, there are also many other benefits that your business can gain from making the pledge to reduce emissions.

As the Business Climate Hub points out, cutting your business’ emissions can actually help you grow your business. In a world that is increasingly eco-conscious and consumers are more aware of the impact their buying decisions have, choosing to make the pledge will give you a competitive advantage, while also helping to cut your costs.

By making this decision now, rather than later, you will also be prepping your business for the future. As the UK government makes plans to move away from fossil fuels, stopping the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030, having made the pledge you will be prepared for a green future.