UK businesses are concerned that they will not be able to keep their doors open as the government has not provided extra support to help pay energy bills.
While the support levels for households have been extended into the summer, businesses are set to experience higher bills from April as a result of reduced support measures.
The government's lack of attention to business energy bills in the most recent budget announcement has been met with criticism from industry groups.
The British Beer and Pub Association and a number of other business groups have spoken out against the UK government's lack of support in helping companies pay their energy bills.
The government extended current support measures for households but did not provide anything additional for businesses.
This has been met with concern as current measures have been more generous, and businesses are set to see their bills rise from April.
Emma McClarkin, CEO of the British Beer and Pub Association, warns that the lack of support "will have a direct impact on their ability to keep their lights on and doors open.
" The government did not mention business energy bills at all in this week's budget announcement.