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Energy Bill Relief Scheme: Students

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 117877, tabled on 6 January 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure students living in (a) halls of residence and (b) other properties supplied via non-domestic energy suppliers receive support under the Energy Bills Support Scheme.

Answered on

17 January 2023

Students in purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) have energy costs covered in their fees which are set on an annual basis. The purpose of the EBSS is to support individuals facing increased energy costs this winter, and as such students in PBSA will not be eligible for the EBSS Alternative Funding. Eligible individuals in other properties supplied via a non-domestic energy supply will be able to apply for the EBSS Alternative Funding payment by submitting a short online form via the GOV.UK webpage which opens later in January and which will outline further eligibility details.