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Posted 24th October 2022

Sport England Guidance: Learning to tackle the increased cost of living – energy costs for sports clubs

There are many challenges arising from the current economic circumstances and the needs for operators to maintain financial and environmental sustainability.

This guidance aims to give practical support on how energy efficiency measures can reduce running costs for organisations involved with small physical activity and sports facilities.

This page describes the range of local physical activity and sports facilities and many types of energy reduction features that are available, as well as providing a framework for assessing energy costs.

View the guidance pages

BEIS Commission: Energy Bill Relief Scheme review
In September, the Prime Minister set out the Government’s plan to support people and businesses with their energy bills, including a new six-month Energy Bill Relief scheme for businesses and other non-domestic energy users.
It was announced that the Government will publish a review into the operation of the scheme in three months’ time, to inform decisions on future support after March 2023.

The review will be carried out by the Business and Energy Secretary with close engagement across other Government departments and with the Devolved Administrations, and will report to the Prime Minister.

The review will focus in particular on identifying the most vulnerable non-domestic customers and how the Government will continue assisting them with energy costs. These are likely to be those who are least able to adjust, for example by reducing energy usage or increasing energy efficiency.

The review will consider:

  • how effective the scheme has been in giving support to vulnerable non-domestic customers;
  • which groups of non-domestic customers (by sector, size or geography) remain particularly vulnerable to energy price rises, considering the latest price position and forward curves, alongside other cost pressures; &
  • how to continue supporting these customers

On behalf of DCMS and BEIS, ukactive have been asked to share and circulate the following BEIS survey in order to help inform the review process in regard to the Energy Bill Relief Scheme, working across the ukactive governance structure and wider membership to provide representation across all sector channels.The survey is now live and is a key opportunity to feed your concerns directly to the Government and to capture insight, data and evidence that could inform the outcome of the review. This survey is being sent out to a huge number of sectors; ukactive encourages all of its members to respond to ensure that our sector’s views are represented.The survey asks for individual firm-level details on your energy usage. Click here for the survey.

The survey will close at 23:55 on Sunday 30 October 2022

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