Tuesday, 01 September 2020
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by Jodie Hisgett

Is a cheap energy price really a fair one?

Finding time to check if the contract you are signing really is the best deal can be difficult while running your business. 
Tuesday, 25 August 2020
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by Jodie Hisgett

You too could benefit from NFU member buying power

Using the ever-growing buying power from NFU member’s electricity supplies we can offer competitive electricity prices with trustworthy suppliers through our NFU Electricity Buying Group.
Thursday, 30 July 2020
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by Jodie Hisgett

Smarter smart metering - the smart choice

By now, you may have heard about a new phase of smart metering being promoted by energy suppliers, however, you might be unsure whether it is something you need for your business. With smart meters in the home giving domestic consumers better control over what they’re using, there are still many
Thursday, 25 June 2020
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by Candace Robb

Energy contract volume tolerance

What is it, why is it in my contract and how do I avoid charges? On your electricity and gas contracts you may see something that says ‘volume tolerance’ or ‘take or pay’ without much explanation of what this means. It is often overlooked when it comes to signing but is worth taking note of what
Thursday, 28 May 2020
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by Jodie Hisgett

Life in lockdown: our new working environment

When the UK first went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic energy suppliers struggled to facilitate socially distanced working and they prioritised emergencies and vulnerable customers. Chances are, getting through to your supplier if you did not fall into these categories was not easy and I
Thursday, 16 April 2020
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by Jodie Hisgett

Contacting your energy supplier during lockdown

Lockdown has forced a lot of us out of our comfort zones as well as adjust how and where we work. We have been fortunate enough to get our equipment home and continue with business as usual. However, it has not necessarily been the same for energy suppliers.
Tuesday, 24 March 2020
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by Candace Robb

Supply contracts for new connections

We take the headache out of arranging your supply contract following your grid connection and getting a meter installed. Where do I Start?
Tuesday, 18 February 2020
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by Jodie Hisgett

A month in the life of our buying group

We helped members save over £1million through cheaper energy contracts last year and now we help save them even more through our NFU Electricity Buying Groups group purchasing. We are gathering as many NFU members as possible and tasking suppliers to give us a bulk price for our groups. This way,
Thursday, 30 January 2020
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by Jodie Hisgett

Making sense of an upgrade to electricity meters

Howard from J.H. Mitchinson, a poultry farm business based in Carlisle, was forced to upgrade his business electricity meters to half-hourly ones due to the P272 legislation brought in by Government. Simply put, P272 affected medium scale users of electrical energy, who were obliged to beef-up
Thursday, 23 January 2020
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by Joshua Robinson

Why is my meter information required?

Most energy contracts are quoted based on the Meter Point Administration Number (MPAN). This is part of the supply number which consists of two rows of numbers with a large ‘S’ in front of them as shown below:  

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