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Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS)

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.

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