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The spiralling cost of doing business in the UK

17 Sep 2017 | Written by: stevengodfrey

The British Chambers of Commerce has said that action must be taken to prevent further rises to the cost of doing business in the UK. The Independent and The Times report how the cost of pensions auto-enrolment, the National Living Wage and the Apprenticeship Levy now mean UK organisations face “unsustainable costs” – read the […]

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Electricity Billing Changes that Demand Your Attention! (aka DCP 161)

31 Jul 2017 | Written by: MrOverheads aka David Powell

Three quick questions for any company wanting to keep their electric costs to a minimum Do you have a Half Hourly meter? (nb. Recent changes aka P272 may mean you unknowingly do.) 2. Do you know what your Available Capacity is? 3. Do you know what your Maximum Demand is? If not, further investigation is […]

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The hackers are closing in…

19 May 2017 | Written by: stevengodfrey

Am I at risk from a cyber attack ? Yes.  Nearly two thirds of medium/large UK businesses suffered a cyber attack last year. Who is being attacked ? At present, businesses with over 100 employees are much more likely to be attacked compared to their smaller counterparts.   However – as larger enterprises respond by improving […]

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Uncertain times? They don’t need to be

10 Feb 2017 | Written by: ruthdawe

Have you noticed that whenever you pick up a paper, turn on the news, talk to a supplier everyone keeps telling you about the uncertain times we live in? Prices are expected to rise in 2017 due to the less favourable exchange rate putting increasing pressure on margins. So what have you done about it? […]

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UK productivity on the ropes

06 Feb 2017 | Written by: stevengodfrey

UK manufacturers’ supply chain costs are increasing at the fastest rate for 25 years, yet output growth is at a 32 month high.  What does this tell us, and what should we be doing about it ? A recent report by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply describes how a weakened sterling coupled with […]

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What should you do if you are receiving free gas (or electricity)?

19 Dec 2016 | Written by: nigelcollins

Occasionally, we some across clients who appear to be receiving free gas or electricity. In reality, there is no such thing as a free lunch and there are generally two common reasons for this. Either the supplier has ‘forgotten’ to bill the supply or the meter is what is called ‘shipperless’ or ‘unregistered’. Either way, […]

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From April 2017 businesses can switch water supplier

18 Nov 2016 | Written by: stevengodfrey

What’s happening to my water supplier ? From 1st April 2017 all non-domestic water supplies in England will be deregulated (Wales is deregulated only for large consumers and Scotland deregulated in 2008). Non-domestic customers will be able to choose who supplies their water/waste water services in the same way as they choose an energy supplier. […]

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Choppy seas ahead for the water industry?

01 Jun 2016 | Written by: ianhopping

In April 2017 the non-domestic water market in England is set to change. While large business customers have enjoyed some choice of supplier in recent years, from April 2017 the whole business market in England will be deregulated. All businesses will be free to switch suppliers, which the Government hopes will create more competition, an […]

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Slavery in supply chains

03 Apr 2016 | Written by: stevengodfrey

On 29 October 2015 section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into force.  The ‘Transparency in Supply Chains’ regulations apply to companies or partnerships who: a)    conduct business within the UK b)    supply goods and/or services c)    have a global turnover in excess of £36m Overseas companies with UK subsidiaries will need individual […]

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ESOS – more EU red tape or a serious opportunity?

22 Sep 2015 | Written by: ianhopping

The Energy Efficiency Directive is a piece of legislation passed last year that requires EU member states to introduce measures to promote energy efficiency. The aim was to help the EU meet its ‘20% by 2020’ energy efficiency target. One such measure is the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), a mandatory scheme for large organisations […]

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