The Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) will provide energy bill relief for non-domestic customers in Great Britain.
It applies to all businesses, including those in the construction sector. The Scheme covers energy use for 6 months from 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023. The EBRS applies to all contracts signed after 1 December 2021, for the supply of energy during the period covered by the Scheme. Contracts signed before 1 December 2021 will not have been affected by the recent rise in wholesale prices, so will not be eligible for support under the Scheme.
The latest guidance can be found on GOV.UK here. This includes information on eligibility, how the Scheme works, how your bill will be reduced and the planned review.
There is a similar scheme for Northern Ireland, providing a comparable level of support. Find out more about how the Northern Ireland scheme here.
The Government has published an Energy Bills Support Factsheet. This provides further details of the support available for businesses and non-domestic consumers with energy bills, as well as details of other policy measures being taken to ensure energy security and affordability.
The Construction Leadership Council CLC has pulled together some useful information to ensure businesses in the construction sector are clear on and able to access any available support.
To access a useful Energy Bill Relief Scheme FAQ produced by the CLC click here
For further energy saving advice from the CLC for construction firms click here