Protecting consumers

Energy Bill Discount Scheme (EBDS) for non-domestic customers

The UK Government has announced a new Energy Bills Discount Scheme (EBDS) from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 for eligible non-domestic consumers in Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The scheme replaces the Energy Bill Relief Scheme which supported businesses and organisations between 1 October 2022 and 31 March 2023.

Most non-domestic customers will not see additional support on their energy bills from April and any support is likely to be significantly reduced. It is important that organisations continue to shop around for the best deals as the actual price you pay for your energy will vary between energy suppliers.

For more detail see the Energy Bills Discount Scheme.



Where can I get information about how to save energy?

You can contact your energy supplier for information and advice to help you use your electricity or gas more efficiently, and information on renewables.

Energy efficiency advice for businesses is available from The Consumer Council, Carbon Trust and Energy Saving Trust.

Invest NI have produced a series of best practice resource efficiency guides on topics such as lighting efficiency and water efficiency.