Category: Blog

Energy Compliant

How energy compliant is my business?

So, you’ve procured the best energy rates available on the market, implemented the correct energy management procedures and trained your staff up appropriately. After all your hard work, the last thing you want is unnecessary fines imposed on you because you’ve failed to meet basic compliance standards. But what’s the

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Energy Champions

Energy champions: How Can They Benefit My Business?

If you’re a long-time subscriber to our media channels, you’ll be aware that we regularly provide you with handy tips on how to save on your business energy costs, especially when switching suppliers. As we highlighted in a previous post, if you’ve made it through the first stages of switching

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Smart Meter

Why do I need a 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

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Backbilling Ban to impact microbusinesses

Microbusinesses included in backbilling ban on energy suppliers

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

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Business Insurance

R&D Tax Credits: Do I qualify?

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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Energy Overspend

What’s the best energy deal for my business?

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

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Energy Management

DCP 228 – What does it mean for me?

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.

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