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Business: Energy

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 51690, tabled on 20 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what funding his Department has made available to freeze the energy bills of businesses after October 2022.

Answered on

23 September 2022

Further details on the Energy Bill Relief Scheme were announced on 21 September 2022. The scheme will provide a price reduction to ensure that all businesses and other non-domestic customers are protected from excessively high energy bills over the winter period.

There are no cost-free options. The Government must intervene now to guard against worse economic outcomes going forward. This intervention will therefore be funded by the Exchequer.

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