This scheme is for all businesses across Great Britain using alternative fuels, such as biomass, liquified petroleum gas (LPG) or heating oil to heat their business properties. This is a one-off payment of £150. We'll start contacting you from the 20 February if the government has identified you as an eligible business for the payment.
Your one-off credit will be applied to your account by 24 March 2023 and will be included in your next invoice produced after this date.
If you’ve been identified as one of these businesses, please see below for how you'll receive this payment.
|Type of business customer||Payment method||How you’ll receive your payment|
|SME customers||Budget Direct Debit||An automatic refund payment will be made within five working days of your normal payment date. This will be paid into your Direct Debit payments bank account. Your Direct Debit amount will not change.|
|SME customers||Smart Pay As You Go||An automatic credit will be paid onto your smart Pay As You Go meter.|
|SME customers||Prepayment||A cheque will be sent in the post from the 27 February. It will show on your next annual statement as a £150 bill adjustment.|
|SME customers||Cash/Cheque & Direct Debit Whole Amount customers||An automatic credit to your energy account between 20 February and 28 February 2023.|
|EBS customers||All payment types|
There’s nothing you need to do any eligible site(s) will have received an automatically applied one-off credit of £150 to your account by 24th March. This payment will be included in your next invoice produced after this date.
If you'd like to learn more about the scheme, please visit the government website.
Non-Domestic Alternative Fuel Payment top-ups for high users of heating oil
For customers who;
- are not connected to the gas grid
- have purchased over 10,000 litres of kerosene (heating oil) over a recent 12-month period to use as a fuel on-site at the property
You may be eligible for more support. Visit the government website, where you can find out more about this additional support and apply directly.
The closing date for applications is 28 April 2023