Organisations in the public sector are to receive help from the government with energy costs, alongside households and businesses.
By working with energy suppliers, the Energy Bill Relief Scheme plans to reduce costs by provide discounts in wholesale gas and electricity prices for all non-domestic customers. Businesses, charities, and public sector organisations including schools will fall into this category and will not need to take any action, with the discount automatically being applied to bills.
Prime Minister Liz Truss said:
“I understand the huge pressure businesses, charities and public sector organisations are facing with their energy bills, which is why we are taking immediate action to support them over the winter and protect jobs and livelihoods.
“As we are doing for consumers, our new scheme will keep their energy bills down from October, providing certainty and peace of mind.
“At the same time, we are boosting Britain’s homegrown energy supply so we fix the root cause of the issues we are facing and ensure greater energy security for us all.”
Kwasi Kwarteng, Chancellor of the Exchequer, added:
“We have stepped in to stop businesses collapsing, protect jobs, and limit inflation.. and with our plans to boost home-grown energy supply, we will bring security, growth to the economy and secure a better deal for consumers.”