To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department will respond to its consultation on reviewing the energy intensive industries exemption scheme to provide relief to energy intensive industries for a proportion of the indirect costs of funding renewable energy policies.
The Government is committed to minimising energy costs for businesses, to ensure the economy remains strong and competitive. In addition to existing Energy Intensive Industry (EII) schemes, the Energy Bill Relief Scheme is now supporting industry with the cost of energy. This will be in place until 31 March 2023. The Government is considering providing support beyond the existing relief schemes and will publish its response to the EII Exemption Scheme consultation in due course.