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 […]

Is business energy cheaper than domestic energy?

Many of our customers ask, “is business energy cheaper than domestic energy?” This question isn’t surprising because, according to the Office of National Statistics, more than 2.1m people now work from home. Many of these are what we call SOHOs (single owner home operator businesses) and micro businesses with 1 to 9 employees. Sometimes they […]

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 […]

Hidden costs harming SME community

Energy sector brokers ‘not upfront’ about their commission costs Amidst growing concern by regulators over the lack of transparency surrounding commissions being charged by brokers who sell energy to small businesses, a new online marketplace, Energy-Scanner, has launched in the UK to empower small business owners to take back control of their energy contracts. With […]

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 […]

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 […]