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Business Energy Prices Set To Rise

Just when you thought it couldn’t possibly get any worse, more bad news for the energy supply business arrived on February 19th.  The energy watchdog Ofgem announced that we can all look forward to higher business energy prices, and this time they put the responsibility squarely at the door of the UK energy supply industry. …

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Beware rogues when hunting best energy rates!

Rising  business energy prices have had one unfortunate consequence.  As competition heats up in the marketplace for energy supply, the interest of some less than reputable operators has been piqued.  Whilst established businesses such as Utility Helpline can boast of a proud five year history in the industry, serving hundreds of businesses by helping keep…

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Six considerations for business electricity rates comparison.

Business electricity rates have a certain amount of volatility, so finding the best deal for your company isn’t as straightforward as it seems. Factor in that a lot of business energy has a fixed price, locking you in to a set contract term, and it becomes even  more important to find the right electricity tariff…

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BCC business energy survey results

The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) serves over 100,000 businesses across the UK, and it’s fair to say they keep the interests of those business at their heart. The BCC recently conducted a wide-ranging survey amongst businesses on a subject at the forefront of many minds – energy supply.  The results have proved extremely telling….

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Fighting rising business energy prices

You will of course be aware that business energy prices have risen through 2012… but as we move into a new year, have you considered by exactly how much?  Well, from January to December 2012, estimates put energy price increases at around 15% and regrettably, the bad news is that this show no signs of…

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How to avoid scams – key advice from a trusted broker

In the competitive business gas and electricity market – trust is an important commodity. In a bid to gain attention, almost every supplier and TPI claims to offer the cheapest deal on business energy – but who can you trust. Here we talk through some of the most common broker scams and explain how to…

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How to reduce business electricity costs using technology.

Whilst it’s vital to use an energy broker to source the best business energy deals, most companies would also love a helping hand at reducing their business electricity costs. And with taming energy consumption top of the world’s to-do list, it’s no surprise that technology has stepped up to the plate to help us out….

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Compare gas prices – a business health check

As someone in business and commercially-focused, you will naturally be determined to secure the best possible price point from your suppliers, in order to bring your own costs down and make your own business cost effective to your own customer base. In a real sense, these days it’s easier  to compare gas prices for business…

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Small business energy management more vital than ever for SMEs

The long-awaited Energy Bill was finally announced to the House of Commons in November.  Interestingly, the Coalition Government chose to release it on the exact same day Lord Justice Leveson released his own report into media regulation.  Governments often choose to double up like this in order to hide bad news… so what was the…

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Small business electricity prices – they all rolled over and some fell out!

Small businesses, by definition, are often more nimble than their languorous, big business counterparts.  They are able to manoeuvre faster and sharper… more equipped to adapt to a shifting economic terrain. For we know, by now, that we are living through the rockiest period of economic activity in living memory.  Many businesses, regrettably, are finding…

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