Raw Deal

Small Business gets Raw Deal on Energy

Small Businesses are getting a raw deal on their electricity according to new findings from energywatch, the gas & electric energy watchdog. Energywatch receives around 2,000 calls a month from small businesses and the rate has increased by 22% since last year. 90% of the calls received by energywatch are complaints with billing (61%), problems with transfer to a new supplier (24%), and issues with the way in which a contract has been sold (6%) One particular problem small businesses have is lacking the ability to be able to compare tariffs between energy suppliers as the information is often not forthcoming. League tables published by energywatch show small business who are the best and worst suppliers. Not one of the "big 6" suppliers received even a satisfactory rating fro... »