The UK Government has announced further details of the “Energy Bills Support Scheme (EBSS) to ensure that the £400 discount to households starting from October will also be available to the 1% of households who would not otherwise have received this support.”
As you are a supplier of domestic electricity through a private wire network, it is likely that your customers will be eligible for this support.
The latest update from 21st September 2022 states that:
“Additional funding will be made available so that £400 payments will be extended to include people such as park home residents and those tenants whose landlords pay for their energy via a commercial contract. The government is committed to ensuring such households receive the same support for their energy bills. The government will introduce legislation to make sure landlords pass the EBSS discount on to tenants who pay all-inclusive bills.” https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-outlines-plans-to-help-cut-energy-bills-for-businesses
As this support will need to be obtained via “a commercial contract”, we strongly recommend that you contact your electricity broker, or commercial supplier, at the earliest opportunity, at very least providing information on the number of customers supplied.
It is unlikely that suppliers will yet have a process in place to deal with requests for multiple user discount support, so the evidence required may vary, which we are happy to assist in providing.
As previously advised, we strongly recommend that you ensure any commercial electricity supply for your building, or private wire network, is already declared as being for a domestic supply, thereby only incurring 5% VAT and not subject to the Climate Change Levy – you can check this on your latest supplier bill.
You should note that under the Ofgem Maximum Resale Price requirements, any claim for this funding will need to be passed onto your customers. We can confirm that we can facilitate payments to your customers using our Mabdeck metering and billing software.
In addition, we have updated our mySycous help and support pages available at mysycous.com for your residents with updated FAQ’s information relating to the Energy Bills Support Scheme.