Organisations urged to respond to BEIS survey on energy bills

Businesses, charities and public bodies are being urged by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to complete a government survey on energy bills

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has urged organisations to respond to a government survey on energy bills. It comes after Chancellor Jeremy Hunt begins to reduce aspects of the recently accounted Mini-Budget.

After tailing back elements of the Energy Bill Relief Scheme, BEIS has made a commitment to engage with businesses, organisations, and trade associations to better understand their energy needs. 

The survey is available online and is open until 11.55 pm on Sunday 30 October.

On 1 October 2022, the government launched the Energy Bill Relief Scheme, which will provide support with energy costs relief to eligible organisations until at least through to 31 March 2023.

In parallel, the government also launched a three month review which will identify businesses and organisations most at risk from higher energy costs that will still require support after 31 March, and consider the most appropriate means of providing this support.

As part of this review of the Energy Bill Relief Scheme, the government will engage with businesses, organisations and trade associations across the UK so that they can better understand their energy needs, including through the use of this new survey.

The survey covers a range of topics, including information about the organisation responding, your energy usage and costs, other costs, and expectations for the months ahead. Responses to this questionnaire will inform the review of the Energy Bill Relief Scheme and help shape any future support from the government.

The BEIS has stated that it wants as many organisations as possible to contribute, so it can identify those most in need of continued support.

Current chancellor Jeremy Hunt stated this week that the two-year package for energy relief announced by his predecessor Kwasi Kwarteng would only continue in full until the end of March 2023.

All organisations should complete the survey to ensure the impacts of rising energy costs are accurately recorded. This process will enable organisations to highlight any key vulnerabilities that they think government needs to be aware of, and present comprehensive information to help the government understand if a sector or grouping might have a solid case for requiring energy costs support beyond April 2023.

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