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Forward-Thinking Insurance with Smarter Business and James Hallam
By Shea Karssing · 1 year ago
Business services broker Smarter Business is proud to announce their partnership with James Hallam, one of the UK's leading independent insurance brokers. The corporate risk specialists at James Hallam are working alongside Smarter Business to ...
What is a Watt?
By Shea Karssing · 1 year ago
Between watts, watt hours, energy, and power, it can become confusing to work out what each term means. Although watts and watt-hours are related terms, they are not the same thing. In this article, we’ll ...
Energy Market Review - December 2018
By Shea Karssing · 1 year ago
Wholesale prices last month Many wholesale power and gas contracts fell for a second consecutive month in November. A high influx of Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) imports across the month and milder than expected temperatures ...
What is Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)?
By Shea Karssing · 1 year ago
New Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) regulations will take effect in 2019. What does your business need to know? What is Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)? The UK Government has announced its plans ...
Why Use Energy-Efficient Office Equipment?
By Shea Karssing · 1 year ago
Bring your office’s energy consumption down, save money and reduce your carbon footprint. Your energy bill is an unavoidable overhead, but there are ways to make sure that you pay less for your business energy. ...
10 Tips for the Cheapest Business Energy
By Shea Karssing · 2 years ago
With energy prices on the rise, businesses are seeking out the cheapest business energy deals to mitigate the effects of recent energy price hikes. There are two main elements to your business energy bill - ...
The Impact of Cold Weather on Energy Prices
By Shea Karssing · 2 years ago
With winter on the way, what is the impact of cold weather on energy prices? Are we in for another cold winter, and another ensuing spike in energy prices? Britons will have not-so-fond memories of ...
The Ultimate Summary of the UK’s Energy Stats in 2017
By Shea Karssing · 2 years ago
The UK Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published statistics the UK's energy production and consumption. The department released four key publications under the Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics 2018: ● ...
Energy Market Outlook for Q3 2018
By Shea Karssing · 2 years ago
By Tim Sealy-Fisher, Head of Key Accounts at Smarter Business The recent spike in the price of oil and the knock-on effect on gas and electricity costs served as another reminder of just how volatile ...
Should your business be paying the Climate Change Levy?
By Shea Karssing · 2 years ago
Along with value-added tax (VAT), the Climate Change Levy (CCL) is an energy tax that applies to non-domestic consumers in the United Kingdom. The Climate Change Levy is chargeable on both electricity and gas supplies. ...
How Embracing a Maintenance Culture Can Save Your Business Money
By Shea Karssing · 2 years ago
What do you do when things go wrong in your building? Find a staff member who enjoys DIY? Call a maintenance man? In today’s increasingly complex working environments, it’s simply not enough to act reactively ...
What is a Liquid Air Energy Storage System?
By Shea Karssing · 2 years ago
An exciting development in the UK energy industry took place last week - the launch of the world’s first liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant.  UK energy storage developer Highview Power opened the 5-megawatt (MW) ...
Energy Invoice Validation: Avoid Paying More Than You Should
By Shea Karssing · 2 years ago
Energy invoice validation can prevent your business from paying more on energy than you should be. Even though an extra 3-5% every month may not sound like a huge amount of money, any unnecessary overspend ...
Is it Compulsory to Have a Smart Meter Installed?
By Shea Karssing · 2 years ago
The UK government has commissioned energy companies to install smart meters for their customers by 2019. But what happens if a customer doesn’t actually want one? What is a smart meter? Smart meters provide businesses ...
Bitcoin Electricity Consumption – Part 2
By Shea Karssing · 2 years ago
The debate rages on as bitcoin electricity consumption increases… Earlier this year, we published an article on bitcoin electricity consumption, reporting how Iceland has become one of the top locations for cryptocurrency servers, which now ...
What is the Average Gas Usage in the UK?
By Shea Karssing · 2 years ago
The latest figures released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) give an indication of the average gas usage and cost for domestic customers in 2017, broken down by region with average ...
5 Ways Hotels Can Save Energy – and Money!
By Shea Karssing · 2 years ago
As you know, running a hotel or B&B is an energy-intensive undertaking. Saving energy and switching to cheaper tariffs can result in significant savings – without affecting the customer experience. Catering for the needs of ...
How Much Energy Does the Average UK Business Consume?
By Shea Karssing · 2 years ago
Perhaps you dutifully pay your energy bill every month, but, without context, you may have no idea whether you are using or paying too much – or not. Looking at the average business energy consumption ...
5 Signs It's Time to Switch Energy Suppliers
By Shea Karssing · 2 years ago
In today’s competitive energy market, it pays to compare business energy prices. A growing number of energy suppliers in the UK means a wide range of business energy prices and packages. Did you know? Suppliers ...
Soaring Price of Electricity UK Set to Shock
By Shea Karssing · 2 years ago
The price of electricity UK could rise by a third by 2025. This is attributed to the increasing cost of wholesale prices and green subsidies. Wholesale costs are estimated to increase by 30% Green policy ...