Cost of living support

Energy Bill Relief Scheme - support for businesses The government has outlined plans to help cut energy bills for businesses whose gas and electricity prices have been significantly inflated due to global energy prices. The new Energy Bill Relief Scheme will provide a discount on wholesale gas and electricity prices.

Ofgem, the energy regulator, provides information on what businesses can do if you are struggling to pay your energy bills.

Smart Energy GB, the national campaign to roll out smart meters, offers energy saving tips for small businesses and help to get a smart meter. Smart meters mean you can track your usage and get accurate, not estimated, bills – meaning you only pay for the energy you use.

London Business Hub offers free, easy-to-use resources that bring together the best of the capital’s huge business support offering in one convenient place. 

Sutton Business Sessions is a series of free, practical workshops designed to help local businesses. The workshops are delivered in partnership between Sutton Council and business experts. 

Sutton Business Scene is the Council’s monthly newsletter for local businesses and is a great way to keep up-to-date with the latest information, news and opportunities from Sutton Council, the government and relevant partners.

The Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF) supports businesses that were affected by the pandemic but were not eligible for earlier rounds of business rates relief. Businesses can get 100% relief or a refund if they have already paid. The deadline for applications is Friday 16 September. 

The Federation of Small Businesses’ Finance Hub offers a range of information to help small businesses plan and manage your finances. 

The Confederation of British Industry has recorded a webinar on what businesses can do to save money on energy bills.

British Business Bank provides suggestions on how you can save money by reducing your business costs.

Employment Allowance discount - changes in the Employment Allowance allow eligible employers to reduce their annual National Insurance liability by up to £5,000. It is open to eligible businesses whose National Insurance liabilities were less than £100,000 in the previous tax year.

If you have any specific information you would like to find out, please get in touch with the Development, Growth and Regeneration team via business@sutton.gov.uk and a member of the team will try to assist you. Further information is also available via our business support pages