The Dutch government has announced a fixed discount of €190 on electricity bills in November and December. The measures are aimed at mitigating the surge in energy costs for individuals and businesses.
Earlier this week, the Cabinet Confirmed The energy price cap will come into effect on 1 January 2023. This discount is intended to help families and small entrepreneurs even more in the final months of the year.
Many categories receive discounts, DHVN reportHouseholds, self-employed professionals, shops, associations, small social organizations and some small businesses are eligible. The government classifies these categories as ‘small consumers’. They are the same people who benefit from price caps.
Fixed discounts are settled through energy suppliers. For example, a household with a November bill of €230 will instead pay €40 and the remaining €190 will be borne by the government.
The government plan does not fully cover what happens when the outstanding amount is less than the discounted amount.DVHN describes two scenarios. Or excess discounts passed on your annual statement may result in a refund. The second option seems “likely”. The government wants to prevent energy companies from profiting from measures aimed at helping households.
In addition to price caps and flat-rate discounts, the Cabinet is also working measures Support energy-intensive businesses and shops. The compensation scheme will be effective from 1st April 2023 and retroactively from 1st November 2022.
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