Registration for energy supports now open online
Tánaiste and Minister Donohoe welcome State aid approval for the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme
29 November 2022
The Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS) is now open for online registration.
The TBESS, as announced on Budget day, will assist businesses with their energy costs during the winter months. The scheme will be administered by the Revenue Commissioners.
The approval by the European Commission meant that Revenue was able to open the TBESS online system for registrations on Saturday, 26 November. Businesses can then use the system to submit claims under the scheme from 5 December.
Payments under the scheme will be made once Finance Bill 2022, which contains the legislation underpinning the scheme, is enacted later in December.
Revenue recently published detailed guidelines on the operation of the scheme. These guidelines were updated on Friday, setting out further details regarding how businesses can register for and make claims under the scheme using the Revenue Online Service.
“This Scheme is so important to so many businesses struggling to pay astronomical gas and electricity bills,” said Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.
“My government colleagues and I have been hearing from businesses all around the country about how much they really need this money – and we want to get it to them as soon as possible – ideally before Christmas.
“So, I urge businesses owners and managers – have your bills ready, have your tax clearance certs ready, and make sure that your claim can be processed by Revenue without any undue delay,” he added.
“The scheme will provide much needed support to thousands of businesses across the country who are experiencing a material shock to the price of their energy inputs,” added Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe.