Most businesses won’t qualify for any exemption and the cost of this scheme will effectively be paid for by all non EII exempt electricity users across the UK.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is currently consulting on widening eligibility for the CfD, RO and FIT exemption schemes.
As with the current scheme, all other customers would have to support this through an increase to their costs.
Depending on your contract, the revised exemptions could mean an increase in the costs that you pay. We already include this extra charge in all new Fixed + Peace of Mind quotes. So our prices reflect the EII scheme as it’s currently designed and considers future changes as part of the current consultation.
So if you’re looking at a contract, remember to check that each offer includes the EII cost. Now more than ever, a price that looks too good to be true probably is.