The Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS) is open for registration.
Where a business has experienced an uplift of 50% or more its energy bills (i.e. electricity / gas bills) compared with the corresponding month in the previous year, it may qualify for relief under the TBESS.
To be eligible a business must
• be tax compliant
• carry on a Case I trade or Case II profession (this includes charities and approved sporting bodies that carry on certain activities)
The relief available is 40% of the increase and the claim must be made within 4 months of the end of the claim period (see chart below for deadlines)
Claim period Reference period Time limit for making a claim
September 2022 September 2021 31 January 2023
October 2022 October 2021 28 February 2023
November 2022 November 2021 31 March 2023
December 2022 December 2021 30 April 2023
January 2023 January 2022 31 May 2023
Currently the relief is only available for the claim periods September 2022 to February 2023 inclusive.
For more information and for guidance on how to claim to your business (if applicable), click here.