UKHospitality (UKH) has made its energy cost calculator and guidance on the Energy Bill Relief Scheme accessible to all businesses. Previously, this was only available to their members.
UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls said: “As we head into winter, many businesses will be extremely concerned about what is in store with energy prices eye-wateringly high. We know that our sector is feeling the pinch more than most and that is why we’ve taken the decision to make our expert guidance available to all.
“The government’s Energy Bill Relief Scheme is in place to reduce the unit price businesses pay for their energy, but navigating these schemes can be a challenging process so we want to offer as much help as possible.
“This is a perilous situation for the sector, and UKHospitality will continue to ensure the government is fully aware of the existential threat that inflation and energy bills combine to create.”
Phil Thorley, Director of Thorley Taverns, said: “Energy prices are pulverising businesses like ours - it's brutal. However, it’s reassuring to know that UKHospitality is working hard with the government to ensure the sector gets the support it needs. Delivering the Energy Bill Relief Scheme was invaluable for the sector and that wouldn’t have been possible without UKH.
“Navigating some of these schemes is complicated though and I consider the resources available to UKH members essential in my understanding of how the schemes apply to my business. Access to these resources, as well as other benefits such as webinars, have already paid off for me and I know they will continue to be incredibly useful over the next few months.”