Category: Energy Saving Advice

The ‘Great British Home Energy Roll Over Trap’: Don’t Get Caught!

  What’s the ‘roll over trap’? The ‘roll over trap’ is how energy companies make profit from customers who’ve switched one year, but then forgotten to do it again.  And it’s a tactic that generates some big energy companies up to £300m a year in earnings. Here’s how it works:  You shop around for a cheap […]

SME News & Tips 5 Sept 2016

Saving SMEs from toxic deals Small business owners can often be an easy target for brokers and other third-party intermediaries, especially within the energy industry. Many business owners may have been burnt in the past by brokers fluctuating prices concealed in complex, self-serving information. As a result, business owners could possibly find themselves forking out […]

Three ways to save cash with your old equipment

Older, poorly maintained and inefficient equipment is one of the biggest culprits for energy wastage. This was the analysis from the Department of Energy & Climate Change’s SME Guide to Energy Efficiency. Much is made of industries ditching their legacy systems and equipment. But for SMEs there is often a cost constraint to throwing out […]

Unplug, switch off and repeat: SMEs could save up to £75 million

SMEs could save up to £75 million on business energy It’s not just the inefficient use of heating, lighting, windows and doors that contributes to energy waste in the workplace. Office equipment and electronic devices such as computers, printers and TV screens cause spikes in bills that put pressure on the bottom line. These three […]

Almost 1 in 3 businesses say energy costs are their biggest barrier to success

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) reported last week that almost a third of businesses regard energy costs as a major hurdle on the track to success. The limited success rates for start-up businesses, plus the constant challenge to maintain prosperity for those more established, mean that paying too much for energy provision is certainly […]

Empowering SMEs to make the right decision about their energy supply

Lost in all the noise about cold calling consumers, there is actually some good news for UK SME’s coming out of the CMA’s provisional report (‘CMA Energy Market Investigation and remedies report’) published on 10th March. Energy is the lifeblood of every business, and the CMA wants SMEs to stop paying over the odds for […]