Utilities News

Technological & Political Changes (Inc. ISDN & PSTN Turn-Off & Super Deductions)

Posted on 21st June, 2021

Throughout the national lockdown, businesses have been adapting to the changing landscape and over the past 16 months, communicating with your staff/customers has never been so important.  As you may be aware, we work with thousands of businesses throughout the UK, and help our clients with both their telecoms and...

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Increasing Telephony Costs & Potential Utility Refunds

Posted on 18th September, 2020

Telecoms:   BT are introducing two further price increases from September and October 2020.  Generally, other suppliers will follow suit and we would recommend forwarding a copy of your latest invoice (regardless of your current supplier) to see if you will be impacted.  Due to our large client base, we are...

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Energy Bills Set To Fall For Millions Of Households

Posted on 7th February, 2020

Energy bills are to fall for millions of British households this April after the regulator lowered price caps.  Ofgem has reduced the default price cap and pre-payment meter cap by £17, which the regulator said would lower bills for about 15 million households.  The cap was introduced to protect customers...

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Water and Sewerage Bills Set To Fall By About £17 A Year

Posted on 6th February, 2020

The average household’s water and sewerage bill will drop by about £17 a year in England and Wales.  Water UK, the industry trade body, said the average annual bill would fall by 4% to £396.60 from 1 April.  Its chief executive, Christine McGourty, said the water industry was “committed to...

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Rogue Energy Brokers ‘con small businesses out of £2bn a year’

Posted on 28th January, 2020

Small businesses are being conned out of £2bn by rogue “energy brokers” who lock them into long-term bad-value gas and electricity contracts, according to documents submitted to the energy regulator.  Charities, churches and care homes are among the organisations paying far more than they should for their energy, after falling...

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Big Energy Saving Week: Top 10 Tips To Reduce Your Energy Bills

Posted on 21st January, 2020

Reducing energy consumption and eventually saving money on bills can be done through everyday actions and to help consumers do just that, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has produced 10 top tips. 1. Turning appliances off standby mode can save £30 a year so remember not to...

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UKPN Achieves Certification For Cutting Carbon Emissions

Posted on 21st January, 2020

The power network operator has been recognised by the Carbon Trust for an absolute reduction of 6.6% carbon emissions since 2016/17.   UK Power Networks (UKPN) has become the first electricity network operator to achieve the Carbon Trust’s certification for reducing carbon emissions. The Carbon Trust Standard for Carbon is...

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Energy Broker Complaint?

Posted on 17th January, 2020

Call to crack down on energy broker complaints and rip-offs which could cause small businesses to go bust Energy broker complaints made up 382 – or roughly 10 per cent – of the issues reported to the Energy Ombudsman from small firms in the past year. The unregulated world of...

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Fraudulent Sales Calls (Energy Contracts)

Posted on 18th July, 2019

We’ve recently received a growing number of updates from our clients about fraudulent energy calls (a number of these have even pretended to be from Beaconplus), and they claim that energy contracts are due (which isn’t always the case) and offer uncompetitive rates over the phone followed by an email...

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ESOS (Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme) – Phase 2 (Dec’ 2019 Deadline)

Posted on 15th December, 2018

Compliance with the second phase of the scheme must be completed and reported to the Environment Agency by 5 December 2019.   All large enterprises in the UK will be affected.  This is defined as having 250 employees or more, or having both a turnover greater than 50 million euros and...

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