Energy bills for businesses, charities and public bodies will be capped for six months from October, Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg he announced.
The discount will automatically apply to the bills of companies, which have risen sharply in recent weeks due to global energy prices.
However, business owners hope for support even after this period.
Emma McClarkin, chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, said: “We need more support to manage the costs of doing business and we need a plan for the period beyond the next six months.
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