Business Energy Contracts.
There is only one thing you can gurantee for the forseable future and that is prices are going to continue to rise.
So what as Business Owners can we do to minimise the impact on our bottom line?
Following a recent presentation we made at a specific retailers event, we have produced a quick guide of useful tips on how to keep the cost of your energy contracts to a minimum
To recieve a copy click here , go to the “contact us” tab, put in your details and we will send you the document.
You know that feeling when….
The phone rings, you rush to answer but there’s no-one on the line!
Abandoned and silent calls can be annoying and irritating at the best of times.
But for some people – for example, those living alone – these calls can be particulalry frightening.
The majority of these calls are generated by companies using a technology called “predictive diallers” to maximise the call centre staffs time, but with little consideration for you the consumer.
The link here provides further details on this common problem and how to lodge a formal complaint.
If your interested in working with us for any of your Telecoms or Energy supply requirements, but are not completely convinced, please take a look at some recent testimonials from our very satisified customers, they can be read here
On the 18th January 2010, new rules were introduced to protect small businesses from some unscrupulous practices in relation to their Energy supply terms and conditions.
Many organisations have fallen foul of the automatic renewal process, where if they have failed to terminate their existing agreement within the allotted timescale, they are liable to be “rolled over” into a new contract with the terms entirely dictated by the supplier.
Examples of companies being rolled into multi year deals at 3 times the original tariff are not uncommon.
The new legislation now protects these “micro-businesses” with strict rules that must be adopted by the energy suppliers
Ofgem state that the use of organisations such as Richmond Energy + Telecoms “perform a useful role in helping micro-businesses to compare energy deals”
If you have been a victim of the “contract roll-over” and wish to understand how you can be protected contact us at Richmond Energy + Telecoms for some free no obligation advice and the opportunity to compare your current energy deal.
The official Ofgem document can be downloaded here: Ofgem
Starting in April 2010, the Carbon Reduction Commitment (recently renamed the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme) is the UK’s first mandatory carbon trading scheme. The initial phase of the Carbon Reduction Commitment will be compulsory for organisations that consumed over 6,000 MWh (6,000,000 kWh) of half-hourly metered electricity during the period from January 2008 to December 2008.
The CRC regulations cover both public and private sector organisations.
This scheme is mandatory, just like tax, if you do nothing you will face financial penalties or legal actio.
To understand how you check to see if your company is part of this scheme and how you must respond to your regulatory commitments please, contact us now.
More detailed information on the CRC legislation can be found here including a useful Frequently Asked Questions document.