Price cap on rising home energy costs coming

Five of the Big 6 energy companies have rapidly increased their ‘standard variable tariff’ (SVT) in recent months, with some increasing it by as much as 15%.  The Government has reacted. Against a backdrop of rising inflation hurting households and growing concern in Government over the effectiveness of the energy market, the Conservatives have pledged to […]

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 energy saving tips for the workplace

No-one likes waste. Whether that’s time, money or productivity, businesses are constantly looking for ways to cut costs in the workplace where meeting targets and increasing profit is key. Energy is one cost that can prove expensive for SMEs and puts pressure on the bottom line. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has […]

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 […]

Business could save £1bn through energy behaviour change

(The Daily Telegraph) British companies could save as much as £1bn on their energy bills by changing their ‘energy behaviours’ rather than rely on technical solutions, according to Npower energy experts Npower Business Solutions, a division of the Big Six supplier, said that it has already helped customers to drive bills down by £26m after […]