Energy Bills Discount Scheme: Cleaning Services

Treasury written question – answered on 28 March 2023.

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Photo of Anne Marie Morris Anne Marie Morris Conservative, Newton Abbot

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the laundry industry is not eligible for support under the Energy and Trade Intensive Industries scheme.

Photo of James Cartlidge James Cartlidge The Exchequer Secretary

We have taken a consistent approach to identifying the most energy and trade intensive sectors, with all sectors that meet agreed thresholds for energy and trade intensity eligible for Energy and Trade Intensive Industries (ETII) support under the Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS). The firms eligible for ETIIs support are those operating within sectors that fall above the 80th percentile for energy intensity and 60th percentile for trade intensity, and those within sectors eligible for the existing Energy Intensive Industries compensations and exemption schemes. Further information on the methodology can be found here:

All other eligible businesses, except for those experiencing low energy costs, will automatically receive a unit discount on their bills of up to £19.61/MW for electricity, and £6.97/MW for gas. This will help those locked into contracts signed before recent substantial falls in the wholesale price manage their costs and provide others with reassurance against the risk of prices rising again.

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