The Autumn Budget 2017: Takeaways for your business

Phillip Hammond

The Autumn Budget is dissected for the benefit of your business in our latest handy B2B blog.

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s second budget since coming into post revealed that economy growth has slowed to 1.5% in 2017.  This was the big news that somewhat overshadowed the subsequent list of policies and announcements.  His previous forecasts for growth have been quashed by the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

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Should I use a price comparison website for my business energy?

Price Comparison

Price comparison websites. Most of us have used them for one thing or another, whether it’s our car insurance or home energy use. We often view them as the easiest and most cost-effective option for switching providers. This viewpoint has brought many to question whether they’re the best solution for their business.

The answer is not so clear as it seems.

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DCP161: Another acronym you need to know about

Energy Saving

The seemingly endless stream of new energy legislation will continue in April 2018 when DCP161 comes into force.

We have mentioned this legislation before in our blog on what ‘KVA’ means to your business, so check that out for some background on where this new amendment to the Distribution Connection and Use of System Agreement (DCUSA) came from. Continue reading “DCP161: Another acronym you need to know about”

How energy efficient is your machinery?


As a manufacturer, it’s only natural that energy consumption will take up a large percentage of your expenditure. But the big question is, what are you really doing to minimise this?

Good energy management is not just about renegotiating utility bills. There are other ways in which you can actively reduce your energy consumption and improve your carbon footprint. Continue reading “How energy efficient is your machinery?”

ESOS Phase 2 – What you need to know


The government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) has now moved into its second phase, which requires compliance by 5 December 2019.

Plenty of time, then…

Perhaps not.  If the business world has learned anything from ESOS phase one, it’s that they shouldn’t leave it until late in the day to ensure compliance.

There was a UK-wide scramble for guidance and assessment for the deadline, pushing prices higher and resulting in missed deadlines. Continue reading “ESOS Phase 2 – What you need to know”