Avoid costly rollover business energy rates

It pays to keep an eye on your energy contract end dates as thousands of gas and electricity customers run the risk of rolling onto dastardly out-of-contract rates at the end of April.  While most suppliers require 30 days notice to terminate a contract, some require a huge 90 days notice so you may already […]

Energy saving ideas for SMEs

While all businesses are seeking ways to reduce their overheads, most don’t realise that their energy bills are the best and simplest place to start. It’s assumed that switching your supplier will only bring about hassle and a minimal saving at the end but you couldn’t be further from the truth. The same goes for […]

Lock in early to save on new half-hourly energy charges

Businesses are changing to half hourly meters under new legislation due to be enforced in the next couple of years and can expect to be charged for their contracts. While the implementation date for half-hourly charging under P272 has been delayed by a year until April 2017, businesses will start to be transferred from November […]

New Minimum Energy Performance Standards for non-domestic landlords

New rulings dictate that all privately rented non-domestic properties with an EPC rating must meet Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) in order to continue letting. While the final regulations have not yet been announced, new regulations are due to be enforced under the Energy Act 2011 from April 2018. This is the next step in […]

Top 5 energy saving ideas for community centres!

While all businesses are seeking ways to reduce their energy bills, we know just how important it is for a community centre in particular because of the energy you use day-to-day and the amount of people you cater for. Community centres could save thousands on their business energy bills just by reducing their consumption through […]

Hairdressers! Tips to reduce business energy costs

While all businesses could save thousands on their business energy bills just by reducing their consumption and switching suppliers, it’s never been more important than in a hairdressing salon. A typical hairdresser’s salon consumes around 40,000kWh of electricity every year thanks to all of the electrical hairdressing equipment and hot water they use. That’s an average […]

Domestic energy prices fall. Will business rates follow?

It seems that the government’s call for cheaper gas prices hasn’t fallen on deaf ears. A host of suppliers including Eon and First Utility have dropped prices, with SSE being the latest to announce it will cut its domestic gas prices by an average 5.3% on their standard tariff. This will come into force towards the end […]

Business energy brokers – the real story

As more and more Third Party Intermediaries (TPI) enter the energy market, the competition is becoming ever tougher. Worryingly, the techniques used by some brokers are often underhand in order to gain business leaving some of the more transparent TPIs in the dust. We give you the low down on the different business structures and techniques […]

Top 10 energy saving ideas for your business

Time to get strict… While we can help you save money on your business energy bills, you can also go a long way to cutting them further by being a little prudent. Many companies are missing out on the simple changes that can make a big difference. So here’s our top ten energy saving ideas! 1. Ensure your staff have […]

10 things to look for in a business energy broker

With business energy prices on the rise and huge price differences between tariffs and suppliers, how can you be sure you’re getting the best deal for your business? With a growing number of business energy brokers on the market all clamouring to offer the cheapest prices, we tell you the top 10 things to look […]