The Government has set up the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme to assist businesses with electricity or natural gas costs this winter.
The deadline for September claims is 31 January 2023. Qualifying businesses can claim for 40% of the increases in their energy bills. The increase in energy bills must be between the ‘claim period’ and the ‘reference period’.
A claim period is a calendar month from September 2022 to February 2023. A reference period is the corresponding calendar month in the previous year. For example, September 2021 is the reference period for the September 2022 claim period.