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A Beginner’s Guide to Business Energy Buying

A Beginner’s Guide to Business Energy Buying

Whether you’re a business owner just starting out, or an already-established small business considering switching energy suppliers, getting to grips with energy buying if you haven’t done so before can be a difficult and time consuming process. For example, data from Utilitywise found that one in five business owners struggle to understand their energy bills. The survey revealed that 23% of business owners don’t double check the accuracy of their bill due to time constraints and a further 23% simply trust that it’s accurate even without multiple checks. Many small business owners simply don’t know where to begin. There are four key areas that small businesses should consider as a starting point to better energy buying and these are: comparing prices and charges; evaluating service levels; ... »

Carbon Trust Initiative Help Cut Energy Bills

Carbon Trust Initiative Help Cut Energy Bills

Small firms are being urged to cut their energy costs by scrapping their old equipment and replacing it with more energy efficient kit, in a new campaign launched by the Carbon Trust. Under the Big Business Refit initiative, expert advice and financial support is available to small and medium-sized businesses to help them make the switch to new, more efficient technology. According to the Trust, businesses can save up to £14,000 a year on average.   “Business owners are realising that for every month they ‘make do and mend’ with old inefficient equipment, they are wasting more cash on unnecessarily high energy bills,” said Carbon Trust chief executive, Tom Delay. “With credit all but dried up elsewhere, the Big Business Refit breaks the deadloc... »