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?”

Team Manager (Renewals, Central Sales)

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Now in our 6th year of trading, we’ve developed an enviable customer base across the UK and Ireland offering a range of cost savings services including energy procurement and water. Our Customer Experience team have built strong relationships with each customer through regular touch points during their journey with us, meaning the renewal of a contract will be seamless and effective.

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Finance Manager

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Now in our sixth year of trading with an impressive trajectory of profitable growth, the Great Annual Savings Group (or GAS we are known to our friends) have lots to shout about; we’ve double turnover repeatedly, increased headcount dramatically, moved premises, developed a training Academy, created a field team covering the UK and beyond and we’re not finished yet!

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Research and Development (R&D) Case Study

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Great Annual Savings has a long working relationship with this leading automotive coating specialist, having procured their energy for over three years. Before working with our accountancy partners, the firm had never submitted a Research and Development (R&D) claim before.

Following a tour of their factory, and from speaking to the technical staff involved, it became apparent, unbeknown to the business, that many of the activities they were undertaking would qualify for an R&D tax credit claim.

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Wallsend Boys Club partners with business to boost imminent development

Wallsend Boys Club

A new partnership has been launched between a young persons’ club and a growing North East business. 

Tyneside youth charity Wallsend Boys Club has enlisted the help of Seaham-based B2B consultancy Great Annual Savings Group (GAS) to help it prepare for major developments this year, including more sports teams and the building of a state-of-the-art new Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP).

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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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