What you can do about rising energy prices

Energy bill relief scheme

The Energy bill relief scheme (EBRS) is a discount on the wholesale price of gas and electricity for non-domestic customers like schools. It will fix prices for 6 months from 1 October 2022. Other costs that are included in your bill, like administration fees or taxes, are not affected and will stay the same.

You do not have to apply for the scheme, the discount will be automatically applied to your bills.

Don’t let your energy contract expire

It’s important that you do not let your energy contract expire. Out of contract costs can be significantly higher and have less favourable terms and conditions.

Renewing your contract

If your renewal is due in the next three months you could try getting a short-term contract for 3, 6 or 12 months. Shorter term contracts mean you have more flexibility to change your approach.

Get support with your procurement

Use the Get help buying for schools service to get help and support from our procurement experts. We can answer questions about buying energy services, help you find suitable frameworks, or help with running your procurement.