Why do I need a smart meter?

Smart Meter

If you weren’t aware already, in line with the government led national upgrade scheme to improve energy efficiency, all UK businesses are required by law to have smart meters installed by 2020.

Like many, you’re probably wondering what all the fuss is about. Apart from it being the law, why do you need one? In the following piece, we’ll explore the existing methods being used, the basics of what a smart meter is and the impact it’ll have on your business. Continue reading “Why do I need a smart meter?”

Microbusinesses included in backbilling ban on energy suppliers

Backbilling Ban to impact microbusinesses

Ofgem has dealt the UK’s energy suppliers a blow by preventing them from backbilling customers for incorrectly-billed gas and electricity usage from more than 12 months ago.

This will predominantly help residential consumers, but also applies to microbusinesses.

The move will become law from May 2018 for residential/domestic customers and in November 2018 for microbusinesses.

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What’s the best energy deal for my business?

Energy Overspend

When it comes to deciding your energy contract, there is no “one size fits all”.

Every business has their own needs and requirements. If you’re a local corner shop, you’re going to differ significantly to a large manufacturing firm with numerous plants.

Before committing yourself to any long-term deal, it’s imperative that you fully understand every avenue available to you.

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Am I leaving it too late to renew my business energy?

Am I leaving it too late to renew my business energy?

So, you’ve scoured the market for the best energy deal possible for your business. You’ve dotted the I’s and crossed the T’s on the new contract and you’re all set for the next five years.

It’s only natural that once you’ve renewed your energy, you put it to the back of your mind and focus on the more immediate tasks at hand. Whilst this makes sense initially, failing to maintain a close eye on the sector over the duration of your contract could result in a big surprise as your renewal date approaches.

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