Government Electricity Rebate annual report

Publication date
28th January 2016
Information types
Policy areas

The Government Electricity Rebate (GER) is a scheme to reduce the cost of electricity bills by applying a £12 rebate to all domestic electricity customers in Great Britain.

The scheme is scheduled to run for two years, 2014/15 and 2015/16, and is administered by Ofgem E-Serve and DECC.

We have now published our first annual report on the scheme, covering the period from 3 October 2014 until 31 March 2015. We highlight the main achievements from the last year and provide an overview of suppliers’ compliance with the scheme. Lastly we take a look at some changes and scheme developments to be implemented in scheme year two.

The report shows that suppliers provided around 26.8 million rebates in scheme year one, representing over 99% of the eligible customer base. This is an excellent result for consumers with around £321 million in rebates provided through the scheme.