Business grants

Cost of living: help with energy bills for businesses

Energy Bill Relief Scheme

The government's Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) will cut energy prices for non-domestic energy customers such as businesses and charities.

This scheme will apply to fixed contracts agreed on or after 1 April 2022, as well as to variable and flexible tariffs and contracts. Discounts will apply to energy usage initially between 1 October 2022 and 31 March 2023.

You don't need to take any action to access this scheme. Suppliers will automatically apply the EBRS discount to your energy bill.

Support and advice about your business's energy bills

You can contact the government's Business Support Helpline for free advice.

Ofgem offers advice for businesses that can't afford their energy bills. They also have a guide to help you find business energy efficiency grants and schemes.

Citizens Advice offers free, independent advice about business energy contracts and your rights.

Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has published an energy management plan to help businesses monitor energy usage and discover ways of reducing wasted energy, including heat controllers, insulation, and LED lights.