As businesses remain uncertain with the current energy crisis, undoubtedly there are numerous questions and concerns.
That's why we've created answers to some frequently asked questions, to address these and create clarity.
If you any further questions, then please don’t hesitate to contact the SEFE Energy team over on our contact us page.
Customers identified by the government as primarily operating within Energy and Trade Intensive Industries (ETII) may be eligible for a discount that will provide a higher level of support.
An ETII customer is a non-domestic customer, operating primarily in sectors that have been identified by the government as the most energy and trade intensive.
The government has identified a list of sectors eligible for this scheme based on Standard Industry Classification (SIC) codes, which can be found here.
To be eligible for the ETII discount, you must have a non-domestic contract with a licensed energy supplier and be:
Your UK business or organisation should also be able to prove that at least 50% of its revenue is being generated from UK-based activity within eligible SIC code sectors.
For Local Authorities, eligibility will be determined at a premise level. Where there are no relevant accounts, the Local Authority will be required to declare that at least 50% of the space is taken up by operations within eligible sectors.
You must apply via the gov.uk portal for ETII support. Applications are now open and updated information can be found here.
Your supplier can not apply for this higher level of support on your behalf. If you do not apply for the support, we will not be able to provide you with the discount automatically.
Eligible organisations will have 90 days from the scheme introduction date of 26 April to apply for the ETII support.
The government has indicated that you will need to provide information about your organisation or business including:
You will also be required to provide evidence for your application signed by a named director or equivalent of your organisation or business.
The government will determine eligibility based on the application. In some instances, further validation of eligibility may be required meaning that the organisation will be asked for additional information. The government will use a number of data sources to determine this.
The information that will be required is subject to change – please refer to the government’s EBDS page for the most up to date guidance.
If you cannot apply online when applications open, or have further questions, you can contact the government EBDS customer support team.
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At SEFE Energy, we’re fully supportive of the government’s proposal and will participate in the Scheme alongside other B2B suppliers in the industry. We will continue to share updates about the Scheme as more information is made available.