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Energy Bills Discount Scheme: Leisure and Swimming Pools

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 132541, tabled on 25 January 2023

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has held recent discussions with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the inclusion of (a) swimming pools and (b) leisure centres in the Energy and Trade Intensive Industries scheme.

Answered on

30 January 2023

The Government has taken a consistent approach to identifying the most energy and trade intensive sectors, with all sectors that meet agreed thresholds for energy and trade intensity eligible for Energy and Trade Intensive Industries support. These thresholds have been set at sectors falling above the 80th percentile for energy intensity, and 60th percentile for trade intensity, plus any sectors eligible for the existing energy compensation and exemption schemes. BEIS has worked closely with key Whitehall Departments, including DCMS, and will engage with them in the design and implementation of the scheme.

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