Water Deregulation

How Will Water Deregulation in England Affect My Business?

The imminent deregulation of the water industry in England presents a fresh opportunity to make some GREAT business savings when it comes to business utility costs.
Traditionally, water and sewerage services have been provided by a single, area-based provider: Thames Water or Southern Water, for example. Following water deregulation in Scotland in 2008, from 2017, commercial consumers will be able to choose the best supplier for their needs, regardless of where their premises are located.

How can my business save money on outgoings?

Deregulation is almost certain to bring a number of cost-saving benefits for business customers, resulting in lower running costs and an improved service. Rather than being tied to a particular supplier, customers can switch to the one that offers the best deal – frequent switching can often result in significant savings. If your company operates in a number of different locations, it will be possible to use just one supplier rather than several, resulting in a hassle-free, seamless service. Because customers will be able to choose their provider, water companies will be compelled to make customer care a priority and provide best-fit solutions for all their users if they are to remain competitive.

Make sure you don’t miss out!

Deregulation of the water industry in England is set to “go live” in 2017, so there’s plenty of time to get prepared for the changes to come. Individual wholesale water companies are currently drawing up their proposed procedures for operating in the deregulated market. Once these are available, it will be easier to see where to use your buying power to greatest effect. If you’re an organisation that’s committed to keeping overheads low and profits high, this latest development within the water industry offers scope to make significant reductions in utility spending over the next few years.

The Great Annuals Savings Company are able to negotiate the very best possible tariff for your water rates as well as all other utilities and facilities such as telecoms, energy management, office equipment and private healthcare.

If you think your business could make savings or even if you’re unsure, GAS offer a free business running cost audit where you will be able to see first-hand where our expert business solutions advisors can streamline your costs and improve your services. Saving you more, on more.

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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.

Quote:

“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.