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Weekly Market Review

Anne's Big issue

Our Managing Director, Anne Williams shares her insights.


The most common energy billing errors

Thursday 15 June 2017

We check thousands of bills each month for our clients and a significant number of them are wrong. In fact, in the last twelve months, we have checked more than 14,000 bills on behalf of our clients and just over 8% of them were wrong....

How can smart meters benefit your business?

Thursday 27 April 2017

Energy prices look set to keep on going up. There are many who will try to sell you a different buying method that will reduce your cost but none of these methods is as certain as just using less. If you use a smaller amount of energy you will be charged for a smaller amount of energy.....

DCP228 and what it means for your business

Thursday 13 April 2017

Ofgem is making key changes to the Common Distribution Charging Methodology (CDCM) with its “DCP228” directive, which will affect most businesses and could potentially see them paying more for their energy.....

What makes a good energy broker?

Thursday 30 March 2017

The market is a crowded place and not all energy brokers work in the same way or offer the same services, but there are some key points that will let you know whether you’re choosing a good energy broker....

Energy Buying Strategies

Thursday 16 March 2017

All businesses are different and are happy to take on a different level of risk when procuring their energy. For larger consumers, the product choice seems endless and it does sometimes mean that the presentation of the costs of your energy going forward are difficult to compare.....

VAT for business energy

Thursday 02 March 2017

All energy is subject to VAT and for most businesses it will be charged at 20%. There are some circumstances in which businesses may be entitled to a reduction in the VAT rate to 5%....

Could group buying your energy be right for your business?

Thursday 16 February 2017

Group buying or collective purchasing, in an energy context, refers to a group of consumers coming together to buy gas or electricity with the idea that the group's combined buying power means it will be able to secure more attractive prices or that they will be able to use different purchasing strategies to optimise their prices......

What you need to know about take or pay contracts

Thursday 02 February 2017

Take or pay clauses outline the obligation on the customer to pay for a specified amount of energy whether it is taken or not. Usually, these clauses are termed tolerances because they detail penalties for over consumption as well as under consumption

How will Trump affect the European energy market?

Thursday 19 January 2017

The controversial success of businessman and television personality Donald Trump in the US presidential election has certainly raised a lot of questions about the future, including those surrounding the energy industry......

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