As tensions mount across the nation on the rising energy costs, the newly appointed Prime Minister, Liz Truss, announced her plan to tackle the energy crisis.
What is the current situation?
A record number of small business owners may be forced to close their firms over the coming twelve months, putting the UK on course to lose more than a quarter of a million businesses, according to the latest Small Business Index.
This is caused, in part, by the soaring costs of living and increasingly inflated energy costs.
SNP leader Ian Blackford said in parliament today –
“Businesses are facing a fight for survival and the UK government needs to grasp the scale of the emergency.
What was in the announcement?
Newly appointed British Prime Minister Liz Truss has announced an estimated £150 billion package to mitigate increasing energy costs for British businesses and households. However, according to the Prime Minister, businesses would receive “equivalent support” to households for a period of 6 months with further support for “vulnerable industries” after that period.
Craig Beaumont, chief of external affairs at the Federation of Small Businesses said
“There is a worrying lack of detail and lots of questions about practicalities, while the six-month cliff edge does not match the two years of consumer support.”
Many UK businesses are hoping to hold out from entering into fixed energy contracts until the government’s relief package is made clearer. This leaves brokers in a precarious position. If the PM introduces a price cap on the commercial energy market, this would mean energy brokerages across the UK will struggle to advise business customers to a fixed contract.
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