What is the true cost of a pint?
Reducing pub energy billsBeyond social benefits there are also very real economic benefits. Pubs are where business is done, whether that’s organising work or, in a rural environment, sourcing, selling and cooking local produce. Pubs serve communities just as post offices have done, and we have already seen what happens when villages lose their post office. It’s the same deal with pubs, and we cannot afford to lose another strand in the fabric of British life. Of course we must also appreciate that pubs are battling with high taxes on the one hand, and cheap supermarket alcohol on the other, both which are also threatening many businesses in a pincer movement. But there are steps pubs can take to fight back. As well as doing whatever can be done to present an attractive offer to draw the punters in, pub operators might also look at their bottom line, to see where they might carve away savings, just like chef with the Sunday carvery. Using a company like Utility Helpline to source the best possible business energy deal will certainly help a pub save every last possible penny on their energy bills. We all know from our own homes how crippling energy bills have become; there’s no point spending any more than you have to. Beyond the bills themselves, how about the energy efficiency of the pub itself? Pubs can be large spaces that need heating, as well as running kitchens that drain fuel. Utility Helpline can also work with a pub business to arrange an energy audit. This will look at the way the pub uses – and perhaps wastes – energy, then advise on steps that might be taken to improve the efficiency of the business. Again, this will all help the bottom line, and help a pub redirect financial resources to where they’re really needed… providing the punters with a pleasurable experience and one they can share with others in their community. And that means the true cost of a pint… is around about £100,000.
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