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The Energy Bill Relief Scheme explained

The Energy Bill Relief Scheme explained

Today’s business Energy Bill Relief Scheme represents an unprecedented intervention in the modern business energy market by Prime Minster Liz Truss’ fledgling government. Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg has announced a price cap on the wholesale cost of gas and electricity, which will ultimately reduce the price businesses will pay until

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6 reasons to use an energy consultant rather than go direct

Energy procurement is not a one-size-fits-all solution. So, when your contracts are coming up for renewal, who should you approach? Some businesses may contact the supplier directly, but is this the best course of action? What about approaching an energy consultant to do this on your behalf? An energy consultant can

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Energy VAT guide for businesses

Running costs are hitting businesses harder with the current state of trading and utilities markets. One area worth consideration to address this is business energy VAT. Are you eligible for the reduced rate? Could your business claim VAT back? In the following article, we’ll cover everything you need to know

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Future Energy Pricing

Stick or twist? Future energy pricing

The price of gas and electricity is at an all-time high for businesses. Brexit, the pandemic, climate change and now a war on the continent are all squeezing our way of life in the UK and affecting things we have previously taken for granted. Skyrocketing costs of materials and utilities

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How to choose an energy consultant

Wondering how to select the best energy consultant or whether you should utilise one at all? There are several benefits to utilising an energy consultant when reviewing your business energy contracts, but what should you look for when selecting one? ENERGY CONSULTANT CHECKLIST REVIEWS Reading customer reviews will reveal honest

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Green business energy tariffs: All you need to know

One of the easiest ways to make your business greener, is to switch your energy to a green or renewable tariff. In this blog we look at how green energy works and the benefits of switching to a green energy tariff. Power Purchase Agreements Power Purchase Agreements (PPA) are a

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Energy Market Update | Gazprom set for special administration | 24/03/2022

The UK energy market continues to battle against unprecedented volatility and headwinds amidst the Ukraine/Russia conflict, supply issues and governmental desires to drastically modify the country’s generation mix. Gazprom facing special administration Russian state-owned energy provider Gazprom was sanctioned by the UK government following the  invasion of Ukraine. Whilst the

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Energy Price Cap

How the price cap works: Your home energy renewal guide

The UK energy price cap is a consumer market instrument. Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) is a B2B cost reduction specialist, but the business puts sharp focus on the impacts it has in its operational communities.  From the launch of GF Community Foundation to social, cultural and economic impact monitoring,

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Energy Procurement

Energy Market Update | 07/03/2022

Following the previous update, GAS has closely monitored the energy market position for the benefit of its customers and partners. This briefing update was created on 07/03/2022. Unprecedented disruption As the world watches the conflict in Ukraine unfold, key marketplaces have become volatile. The scarcity of natural gas within Europe

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Energy Market Update | 22/02/2022

As a business cost reduction specialist, Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) will provide regular updates on the impacts of geopolitical tensions in Ukraine. The situation in Eastern Europe is having a major impact on many essential markets, including energy. This article was written at 13:00. The Russia/Ukraine border stand-off has

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Paul JohnsonGroup Financial Director

Paul Johnson is very much a home-grown talent.

He joined Great Annual Savings Group in its infancy, fresh from a youth career as a professional footballer with Hartlepool United.  He quickly established a reputation within the business and aced all required accountancy qualifications in the space of four years to become the Group’s Management Accountant.

Several successful projects later, Paul was promoted to Head of Finance.  When the former FD left GAS, he took on the mantle of the business’ most senior finance professional; boasting a string of incredible achievements all under the age of 30.


“I have witnessed phenomenal growth at the Group over the many years I’ve worked here and I’m looking forward to guiding the Group into an exciting new chapter.”

Interesting fact:

Paul made his professional debut for Hartlepool United against Bournemouth in the Football League.  Some say Danny Ings still resides in his pocket to this day.