Government Electricity Rebate (GER)

The Government Electricity Rebate (GER) partially refunded all domestic electricity customers for the cost of the government’s environmental policies.

The GER obligated licensed electricity suppliers to add a £12 rebate to bills in the autumns of 2014 and 2015. The total value of these rebates was estimated to be worth a total of £620 million.

The scheme was a two year scheme and ran in 2014 and 2015 only and will not run from 2016 onwards.

Background

The scheme followed the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s 2013 autumn statement, where the government outlined its plan to reduce the cost of its environmental policies on domestic energy customers.

You can find out more on the government website.

Need help?

If you are an obligated supplier and have questions on compliance and audit, please contact our GER Operational Team.

Publications and updates

  • Published: 30th Jun 2016
  • Closed: 25th Aug 2016
  • Consultations & responses
  • 1 Associated documents
Ofgem E-Serve is consulting on plans to publish a quarterly Supplier Performance Report.

  • Published: 28th Jan 2016
  • Reports & plans
  • 1 Associated documents
View our report on the first year of the Government Electricity Rebate scheme.

  • Published: 22nd Jul 2015
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
Guidance for suppliers on the GER, a government programme to provide an annual £12 rebate to domestic electricity customers in 2014/15 & 2015/16.

  • Published: 21st Oct 2014
  • Guidance
  • 1 Associated documents
Guidance for suppliers on the GER, a government programme to provide an annual £12 rebate to domestic electricity customers for the next two years

  • Published: 24th Jun 2014
  • Closed: 25th Jul 2014
  • Consultations & responses
  • 9 Associated documents
We are seeking views on our revised proposals, which takes into account feedback from respondents of our initial consultation and clarifies certain issues raised. We welcome comments from all stakeholders and interested parties by 25 July 2014.

  • Published: 28th Apr 2014
  • Closed: 27th May 2014
  • Consultations & responses, Open letters & correspondence
  • 8 Associated documents
In the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s autumn 2013 statement, the government signalled an intention to reduce the cost to domestic energy consumers of its environmental and social schemes.