Fianna Fáil TD for Dublin Bay South, Jim O'Callaghan, has today welcomed news from his party colleague and Minister for Finance, Michael McGrath, that 2,869 Dublin businesses have received €3,917,659 in supports under the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme.
The Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS) was introduced to support qualifying businesses with increases in their electricity or natural gas costs over the winter months.
The scheme provides support to qualifying businesses in respect of energy costs relating to the period from 1 September 2022 to 28 February 2023.
Deputy O'Callaghan said, “The high costs of energy are causing significant issues for businesses across the spectrum. Fianna Fáil recognised this and worked with our Government partners to implement this support scheme for businesses that have experienced significant increases in their gas and electricity bills.
"This Scheme has proved to be so important to so many businesses struggling to pay astronomical energy bills. I was delighted to receive confirmation from Minister McGrath that 2,869 businesses across Dublin have been supported under this scheme to the value of €3,917,659.
“Fianna Fáil is the party of small and medium businesses, and we are committed to supporting those who create jobs throughout this inflationary period. I would urge all eligible businesses across Dublin to apply for this Scheme and if I can be of any assistance in the matter, please do not hesitate to contact my office.”
To apply, eligible businesses must register for the TBESS via Revenue Online Service (ROS) in order to submit a claim.
A step-by-step guide on how to register and make a claim on ROS is in the TBESS guidelines which can be found here.