Is an investigation into energy suppliers a threat, or an opportunity?

Ofgem has referred the energy industry to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for a full investigation.   The report and the findings are likely to be known towards the end of 2015. The scope of the review will be wide ranging and will cover:- the relationship between the supply businesses and generation arms of the six largest suppliers barriers to entry and expansion for suppliers...
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How do you pay your energy bills in your business?

With only a few exceptions the UK energy companies collect their client’s payments via Direct Debit. Most utility based businesses, energy, telecoms and water all favour this method principally as it facilitates a smooth cash flow and the reduction of processing costs. Some people are concerned about the apparent access this method of payment gives a supplier to their bank account. However there...
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How best to compare the market? No meerkats required.

If you are a business customer, switching energy supplier can make a big difference to your bottom line. In the current climate it is very difficult to increase ones prices to improve profits so best to focus on the costs in your business.   There are many suppliers in the market and it can be difficult to find the time to speak to more than a few of them to get a representative sample to...
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Would you like to use electricity generated from a sustainable source?

Two of the suppliers on our panel are able to do just that. Haven Power and NPower can supply businesses with Climate Change Levy (CCL) exempt electricity as they use sustainable rather than carbon sources.   CCL, currently set at 0.541p per kWh, is a tax levied by the government and is collected by energy suppliers from their customer’s. To avoid paying CCL your customers can buy...
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