UK Government Survey into Energy Needs – Please complete

In September, the Prime Minister, Liz Truss, set out the Government’s plan to support people and businesses with their energy bills, including a new six-month Energy Bill Relief scheme for businesses and other non-domestic energy users.

It was announced that the Government will publish a review into the operation of the scheme in three months’ time, to inform decisions on future support after March 2023. 

The review will focus in particular on identifying the most vulnerable non-domestic customers and how the Government will continue assisting them with energy costs.

These are likely to be those who are least able to adjust, for example by reducing energy usage or increasing energy efficiency.

The review will consider:

  • how effective the scheme has been in giving support to vulnerable non-domestic customers;
  • which groups of non-domestic customers (by sector, size or geography) remain particularly vulnerable to energy price rises, taking into account the latest price position and forward curves, alongside other cost pressures;
  • how to continue supporting these customers – either by extending the existing scheme for some users, or replacing it with a different scheme.

As part of this review, the Government is seeking to survey businesses, organisations and trade associations across the UK to better understand energy needs.

The survey includes questions on a range of topics, including information about your organisation, energy costs and usage, other costs and your expectations for the months ahead.

All data provided will be treated as confidential. The survey will close at 11:55pm on Monday 24th October 2022.

To undertake the survey, please click here.

IMPORTANT: When completing the survey, in response to question 1.3 (Please provide a description of the industry in which your organisation operates), please answer using the relevant sub-criteria. For attractions/experiences, the choices provided by the UK Government are limited to the following, and operators must pick one of these:

  • Theme park
  • Other visitor attraction
  • Miscellaneous outdoor events (Air Shows, Agricultural Shows,  Fun fairs, Community Fairs, Car boot sales, Firework Displays, Flower Shows, Pet and Animal Shows)
  • Bowling
  • Tour Guiding
  • Escape room
  • Laser tag
  • Go-karting
  • Paintball
  • Zip-lining
  • Other leisure experiences