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
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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. 
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

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