To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what estimate he has made of the cost of the Electricity Intensive Industries - Relief from the Cost of Renewables scheme.
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what information his Department holds on which industrial sectors reach the preliminary threshold of seven per cent electricity intensity, but in which a majority of businesses do not meet the added 20 per cent electricity intensity threshold.
The Government estimates that relief from the costs of the Renewables Obligation and Small Scale Feed in Tariffs scheme will be £1.2bn between 2016/17 and 2019/2020. However the exact cost will depend on the number of companies that apply for the relief; their electricity usage and levels of production.
While the Government has sector electricity data we have limited business level data from a small number of sectors. We do not therefore have an assessment of the number of sectors that pass the sector level test but fail the business level test.