Monday, 26 July 2021
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by Sophie Archer

Permits for RHI Extension and Tariff Guarantee Applications

Have you been approved for an RHI extension? Or maybe you are still waiting for your Tariff Guarantee Stage 2 to be approved? Both have completion deadlines of 31 March 2022, but do you have your permit prepared?
Thursday, 01 July 2021
Pylons at sunset
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by Candace Robb

Understanding Half Hourly Meters

What is a Half Hourly meter?
Tuesday, 16 March 2021
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by Candace Robb

Half Hourly contracts and what you need to know

We have taken a lot of calls recently from NFU members who are not completely familiar with half hourly (HH) meters and the different types of contracts that you can get. Some members have accepted contracts where they have been quoted an incredibly good unit rate, only to find on their first bill
Thursday, 11 February 2021
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by Joshua Robinson

Am I paying the correct amount of VAT and CCL on my energy bill?

Whilst businesses have to pay VAT and Climate Change Levy (CCL) on their energy costs, certain factors change the amount of VAT and CCL that is charged by the energy supplier.
Thursday, 07 January 2021
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by Jodie Hisgett

How COVID-19 has affected energy procurement

At the end of 2019, when I was considering what direction the energy market would take in the next 12 months. I considered the usual unpredictable factors such as extreme weather, natural disaster, political unrest and issues with the economy.
Tuesday, 17 November 2020
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by Joshua Robinson

Don’t get your fingers frozen off

In the last few months, we have witnessed a lot of volatility in energy rates as COVID-19 continues to impact the worldwide market, as well as the energy market. With prices rising and falling monthly, this year has been quite different to previous years in terms of purchasing energy.
Thursday, 29 October 2020
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by Candace Robb

Electricity supplier taking too much money on fixed direct debit payment

Talking to our customers, I have been hearing a lot of complaints against suppliers who bill on estimated reads and then take large sums of money out on direct debit payments.
Tuesday, 20 October 2020
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by Jodie Hisgett

Be careful before you say yes

Some of our customers are getting calls from other Energy Brokers who are very persistent in trying to get them to agree to a verbal contract over the phone. They use pressure tactics to their advantage leaving some customers confused and resulting in them being trapped in unfavourable contracts
Thursday, 24 September 2020
Electricity pylons with a sunset in the background
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by Candace Robb

What length of electricity contract should I sign up for?

This is a question that we are asked a lot. In today’s market, the 12-month prices tend to be the cheapest but opting for this term length can leave you exposed to higher prices the next year. The three year deals tend to be on the high side but can see you on a very good tariff by the time you get
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. 

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