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Apply for the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS)

The TBESS, which was announced during Budget 2023, assists businesses with their energy costs from throughout the winter months. The scheme is administered by the Revenue Commissioners.

Your business can make a claim under the scheme if it fits the following criteria:

  • Is tax compliant
  • Carries on a Case I trade or Case II profession.
  • Has experienced a significant increase of 50% or more in its electricity and/or natural gas average unit price.

Qualifying businesses can claim for 40% of the increases in their energy bills. The increase in energy bills must be between the ‘claim period’ and the ‘reference period’.

A claim period is a calendar month from September 2022 to February 2023. A reference period is the corresponding calendar month in the previous year. For example, September 2021 is the reference period for the September 2022 claim period.

You can find out more about the TBESS from these guidelines, or you can read more about it on the Department's website. To find out if your business is eligible, please visit the Revenue website.