Businesses are now able to make claims for support for their energy bills for the period between May 1st and July 31st under the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS).

It follows a decision by the Government to extend the scheme by another two months up to the end of July.

Revenue said claims will be assessed based on the 30% energy cost threshold and the relief due will be calculated based on 50% of the eligibly energy costs incurred by the business.

A monthly cap of €15,000 per trade will also be applied, with the overall monthly cap set at €45,000.

So far, the take-up of the €1.2bn scheme has been low, with just over 29,000 businesses registering and almost 43,000 claims approved, worth €94.52m.

According to Revenue, businesses that have already registered for TBESS should update their reference period details in ROS to include the May to July period before they submit a claim for it.

All claims must be submitted no later than September 30th and so Revenue is urging those that have not yet registered to do so as soon as possible.