Social Enterprise UK response to the energy bill relief scheme

21 Septemeber 2022

Commenting on the energy bill relief scheme announced today, Peter Holbrook, Chief Executive of Social Enterprise UK said:

This vital intervention from Government will give social enterprises some of the help that they need this winter.

The cap will help our sector to protect jobs and investment in local communities, ensuring that they can continue to deliver their social and environmental missions.

We now need the energy companies to deliver this discount quickly. Any delay could harm the cashflow of social enterprises and create needless distress. “However, this crisis is not going to go away. Businesses need more certainty to plan and to secure investment for growth, which is why it’s crucial that the Government swiftly clarifies what will happen beyond March next year. Until the energy crisis is resolved, the cap must be kept.