To address some of the concern over increasing energy prices the Government has announced an Energy Bill Relief Scheme. This will apply to all non-domestic customers, including businesses, the voluntary sector and public sector organisations, and will provide a discount on wholesale gas and electricity prices that is equivalent to the Energy Price Guarantee that has been put in place for households. The discount will apply to any fixed contracts entered into on or after 1 April 2022 as well as to deemed, variable and flexible tariffs in respect of energy usage from 1 October 2022 for an initial six month period. The discount will be automatically applied to energy bills.
Separately changes will be made to the Energy Bills Support Scheme to ensure that the £400 discount to households will reach the estimated 1% of households that would otherwise not have received this support, such as park home residents and those tenants whose landlords pay for their energy under a commercial contract.