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Industry Update: Further EBDS information as the portal opens

24 April 2023

Industry Update

The Energy Bill Discount Scheme support portal is opening

Further to our previous update, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has now confirmed that the portal for Energy & Trade Intensive Industries (ETII) to apply for additional support under the Energy Bill Discount Scheme will open on Wednesday 26th April.  

Information required

Their latest updates confirm that applicants will need to provide the following information: 

  • Contact details 
  • Registered name and address 
  • Company registration number 
  • Up to 4 ETII Eligible SIC codes 
  • Whether you pay bills directly to an energy supplier and details of any intermediaries involved (such as a landlord) 
  • The names of gas and/or electricity suppliers 
  • The gas or electricity meter point numbers (MPRN or MPAN) associated with the property, found on your bill from your energy supplier 
  • The name of your organisation as it appears on your bill from your energy supplier(s) 

A template has been provided to record your meter point numbers where you have more than 10 meter point numbers per supplier. You will also need to provide a letter signed by a named director or equivalent of your organisation or business that states: 

  • All the information in this application is accurate to the best of your knowledge
  • Your organisation or business is an ETII operating in one or more eligible sectors, providing relevant SIC codes
  • A minimum of 50% of UK-based revenue in the financial year 2022 to 2023 falls within the eligible sectors (local authorities will be required to declare that at least 50% of the space is taken up by operations within eligible sectors)
  • A summary of how you think you meet the criteria and what evidence you have relied on to make the assessment

You may also need to provide financial evidence to determine your eligibility, such as: 

  • Your most recent full set of end-of-year accounts - if you do not have these, upload evidence of your most recent company accounts, covering a minimum period of the most recent 6 months 
  • An Income Statement referring to the same time period as the accounts 
  • A sample of 20 sales invoices, no older than 12 months from the date of the signed declaration, which demonstrates activity that falls within an eligible sector 
  • License or trade body membership details for regulated industries (if applicable) 
  • Any additional evidence you want to support your application

Next Steps

Once the portal opens eligible businesses will have 90 days to apply for the additional support. As the support will stay in place until 31/03/2024 and given the volatility of energy prices over the past 12-18 months, we would recommend all eligible businesses apply. This is the case even if your prices don’t currently exceed the thresholds as that could be subject to change. An example would be if you are renewing your contracting before 31/03/2024 or in a flexible contract arrangement where periods up to 31/03/2024 are not currently 100% hedged. 

How we can help

Eligible businesses will have to submit their own application however we can help you collate the information required in relation to your energy suppliers, supply contracts and supply point references, and help you understand if you are eligible if you’re unsure of your eligibility. 

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If you need further guidance on how best to finalise your EBDS application, schedule a call with one of our experts today.

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