In April 2023, the UK government replaced the Energy Bill Relief Scheme with the less generous Energy Bill Discount Scheme (EBDS). Organisations classed as Energy and Trade Intensive Industries (ETIIs) may be eligible for greater support under this new scheme. These kinds of firms don’t qualify automatically; they will need to apply.

Who is eligible for ETII energy bill support?

Organisations must be UK-based and able to prove that at least 50% of revenue generation is from UK-based activity within eligible SIC code sectors.

Local Authority sites may also be eligible for support under the scheme, including libraries and museums.

What support is available?

Organisations will receive discounts based on the difference between the price threshold and the relevant wholesale price, which are listed as follows:

  • Electricity – £185 per MWh
  • Gas – £99 per MWh

Only 70% of energy volumes will be eligible for this discount, which has a “maximum discount” of £40/MWh for gas and £89/MWh for electricity. The remaining 30% will receive the baseline level of support where customers wholesale price meets the baseline eligibility criteria.

Read our full guide to ETII energy bill support.