Business energy contracts

The following articles provide advice on managing your business energy contracts.

How to ensure your energy supplier bills you for the correct amount of energy, avoiding costly disputes in the future. If your business has a poor credit rating, there is some advice for you here too. We also offer industry-specific advice to manage your energy contracts.

Quarterly updates on the UK energy markets provide some insight into the factors that affect the price of gas and electricity. We are becoming more reliant on imported energy from mainland Europe. This means gas and electricity prices are likely to to be more volatile in the future. Our quarterly updates will keep you abreast of factors that could affect your next business energy contract.

We hope you find these tips useful, don’t forget to check back for more updates. And if you would like to compare our energy prices for your next business energy contract, we will be delighted to hear from you.

Pay less for business energy – some tips

This follows on from the previous post, where I gave you some tips on reducing the amount of energy you use. But how can you pay less for business energy you still have to use in your business? Read my tips below, every business owner can implement these.

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Factors that affect energy prices

What factors affect energy prices?

Your energy bill can be broken down into 6 elements: Wholesale costs, Network costs, Environmental and social obligation costs, Supplier operating costs, VAT and Pre-tax margin. We see what factors affect energy prices.

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Energy contract renewal, stick or twist?

Renewal time for your business energy contract. Your gas or electricity supplier has sent you a renewal letter, now what? Allow me to guide you through the options, and explain the pitfalls you can face, depending who your current supplier is.

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5 tips for better energy prices for your business

For many businesses, gas and electricity costs are one of the largest overheads they face. And prices seem to creep up year after year. Furthermore, energy suppliers don’t advertise business tariffs, which isn’t particularly helpful. If you want to try and get better energy prices for your business, here are my tips:

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Doing nothing cost this business £3,200

Procrastination just plays into the hands of your energy company. This is a true story about a dry cleaning business who ignored the renewal letter from their electricity supplier. Failure to arrange a new energy contract cost them thousands of pounds.

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Why can’t I terminate my business energy contract?

There are several reasons your gas or electricity supplier will object to you moving to another supplier. I will outline these below, as well as throwing some light on the various stipulations individual suppliers have when it comes to ending your contract.

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