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A guide to energy prices for micro-businesses

A guide to energy prices for micro-businesses

What is a micro business? A micro business is a small business usually with less than 10 employees. When looking at energy consumption you are usually classed as a micro business if your business energy consumption comes under 100,000kWh of electricity per year or 293,000Kwh for gas. When you have a small business energy can be priced a little bit differently and you could also receive support to shield you from being overpriced by suppliers as a micro business...

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2000 swimming pools could close by the end of the decade due to high energy prices

2000 swimming pools could close by the end of the decade due to high energy prices

Currently, in the news, we have seen that there could be a lot of pool closures by the end of the decade mainly due to high energy prices that pool operators and leisure companies can’t handle. This would not only be devastating for the leisure industry overall but also the sport in the UK which would have to be massively decreased. Although the Sports Minister has met with governing bodies of Swim England and UK Active to come up with a plan, some are...

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Running your business from home – could you benefit from business energy prices

Running your business from home – could you benefit from business energy prices

Since 2020 when the pandemic hit home working has become a lot more popular with many entrepreneurs starting up their businesses from home to dodge the fees of renting out offices. Since then, a lot of people that run their business from home have been missing out on one key factor - the energy they are consuming in their home by working there all day. According to the ONS, over 3 million people work from home. This means that there are a lot of people that could be benefiting from...

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What is the difference between Half-Hourly meters and other business energy meters?

What is the difference between Half-Hourly meters and other business energy meters?

What is a Half-Hourly meter? A half-hourly meter is a type of electricity meter that tracks your electricity consumption every half hour. This is designed for bigger electricity consumers to allow for a more accurate reading of how much energy is used by one building throughout the day. A half-hourly meter sends these meter readings straight to your business electricity supplier. This means that you do not have to worry about taking meter readings...

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How to keep your business from struggling with energy bills this summer?

How to keep your business from struggling with energy bills this summer?

Many businesses are starting to feel the effects of the rising price of energy over the last couple of months along with other materials. Nearly half of UK businesses have reported an increase in goods and services they require over the past few months. Since the cost of fuel and energy began to rise last year, so has inflation. This has affected businesses within the hospitality and services industry the most. Unfortunately, this price squeeze could worsen throughout the...

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What is world earth day? How can your business help.

What is world earth day? How can your business help.

On Friday the 22nd of April people around the globe celebrate World earth day. Usually, Earth Day is celebrated by billions around the world with people using the day to talk and draw attention to the environment. This day started in 1970 and has stuck to become an annual day devoted to the environment. Earth Day began in America as a protest in cities and towns across the country over the damage that was being done to the planet. Now over 50 years later this has become a global...

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