Small Businesses: Energy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 20th September 2022.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Labour, Easington

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to seek an extension of the energy price cap to include small businesses.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Minister for Climate)

The Government announced a new six-month scheme – the Energy Price Guarantee for Businesses (EPGB) – to protect all businesses and other non-domestic energy users from soaring energy costs. The scheme will offer comparable support to that being provided for consumers and we expect the scheme to be available in the autumn. After this initial six-month scheme the Government will provide focused support for vulnerable sectors, targeted to make sure those most in need get support.

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