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?”
An energy audit is just for big businesses, right? Wrong! It doesn’t matter what size your business is, if you’re using more energy than you need, then you’re wasting money.
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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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In our previous blog, we outlined exactly what R&D Tax credits are and why you should care for your business.
If you’re interested in potentially making a claim, here are some handy tips to determine its likelihood of success.
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So you’ve improved and grown your business. Perhaps it took some new machinery, perhaps an expansion of your premises, maybe simply a rework of your internal processes.
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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.
Continue reading “What’s the best energy deal for my business?”
From April 2018, there will be major shift in how businesses throughout the UK are charged for their energy use. DCP 228, the name given to new regulations brought into play by Ofgem, will radically change how Distribution Use of System (DUoS) costs are calculated.
Continue reading “DCP 228 – What does it mean for me?”
Mid-way through 2018, the energy markets in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will join to become the “Integrated Single Electricity Market” (I-SEM).
Continue reading “How will I-SEM affect my Irish business?”
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.
Continue reading “Am I leaving it too late to renew my business energy?”
Once a far-off twinkle in the eye of businesses’ management teams, electric vehicles are charging their way to the forefront of the automotive industry and, thanks to developments from pioneers like Tesla, are providing a more attractive prospect for commercial use.
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