Utilities News

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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OFGEM – Changes to Electricity Charges (DCP 161)

Posted on 26th February, 2018

The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM) has brought out new legislation, DCP (Distribution Change Proposal) 161, which will impact electricity charges.  This is a key industry change from 1st April 2018, which will affect many businesses. DCP 161 is an introduction of Excess Capacity penalties, meaning that if you...

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De-Regulation of the Water Industry in England

Posted on 11th October, 2017

The water industry in England deregulated on 1 April 2017, for commercial supplies only.  One of the main benefits for this reform will be consolidated billing (should you have more than one water account/multiple sites in different areas).  We will continue to keep a close eye on how this develops (including...

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Fraudulent Energy Sales Calls

Posted on 15th January, 2017

Throughout 2017, we noticed a significant increase on the number of fraudulent calls, relating to energy accounts that our clients have reported to us.  We have also received many calls of this nature and we just wanted to make all of our clients aware of these calls.  In summary, the people making...

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Cheaper off-peak electricity for business consumers

Posted on 21st October, 2016

Check if your business could save costs by using more electricity outside peak periods.  The way electricity suppliers buy energy and pay to transport it to some business consumers is changing.  This creates new opportunities for these consumers to get the benefits of advanced meters and save money by using...

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Energy Prices Below Market Rate

Posted on 21st October, 2016

We now work with over 3,000 sites across the country, which helps us to negotiate energy prices that are below the market rate (although this may not last indefinitely).      There is an article from the BBC’s website, highlighting that consumers throughout the country are overpaying for their energy.  Please see the following...

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