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The Energy Bill Relief Scheme

D-ENERGi would like to commend the Government Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and all civil servants involved working around the clock to implement the Energy Bill Relief Scheme. We appreciate BEIS efforts in working with all non-domestic suppliers over the last few weeks. We would like to take this opportunity to reassure our prospective and existing customers and clarify the following:

  • The scheme is only open to customers which have signed agreements with their suppliers from the 1st April 2022 onwards. The Energy Bill Relief Scheme comes into effect from the 1st October and a discount will be applied until 31st March 2023.
  • All energy suppliers will apply the same discount. This discount will automatically appear on your statements.
  • The BEIS department recommends all customers continue to enter into fixed price agreements as normal to shield businesses from future wholesale price increases. This way we can ensure all our customers are protected from the volatility in the current wholesale market.
  • As portrayed in some media outlets there is no price cap for businesses. The price cap is on the wholesale element price only. Please do not expect the unit rates of 21.1 p/kwh for electricity and 7.5 p/kwh for gas to appear on your bills. These rates do not include the many other non-commodity costs which make up your bill for both gas and electricity.
  • For customers who qualify for the Energy Bill Relief Scheme we kindly ask all qualifying customers to provide us with monthly gas and / or electricity meter reads until end of the scheme. This should be done ideally on the first day of the month or no later than the 10th.This will be a great help to get your bills as accurate as possible and ensure we apply the right discount throughout the scheme period.

For the latest information on the Energy Bill Scheme please visit www.gov.uk/guidance click here

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5 Dec

Are Your Business Gas Rates Correct?

by D-ENERGi
 

Do you know whether your business gas rates are correct and, if not, how would you go about rectifying the situation?

For those firms who have never bothered switching their business gas supplier, then they have probably been moved across to a ‘deemed’ contract automatically where the prices tend to be dearer than those being charged for new customers.

Alternatively, your firm may have been signed up to a bespoke deal that doesn’t really meet your circumstances and you may have been paying more than is necessary.

It is possible to access an energy consultancy service from a new supplier and the consultant can check your recent gas bills to see whether you’ve been paying too much and then help recover the money.

Sourcing a new business gas supplier

There is also help available when it comes to sourcing a new business gas supplier and to enjoy the best business gas tariff available.

By shopping around, you can reduce your firm’s gas bill substantially since the tariffs being charged will be based on how much energy your firm uses, the size of your business and its location.

It’s also important to appreciate that there are two types of contract available; the first is a fixed tariff so you agree the gas price per unit for the entire length of the contract.

Or you could sign up to a variable gas tariff so the price per unit of gas that you pay could rise or fall. It may be a good idea to speak with someone who understands the difference between the two contracts and find one that best meets your needs.

Pros and cons of various business gas tariffs

The team at D-Energi are business gas experts and will talk through the pros and cons of various business gas tariffs and help you understand why the size of your business is important when negotiating a deal.

That’s because a larger firm will be needing a specific tariff, for example, a restaurant will need trustworthy locksmith services and gas for powering large kitchen equipment, whereas a newsagent may only need gas for hot water and heating their premises.

Also, the location of your business has a big effect on tariffs that you can access since not every supplier will offer the same deal around the UK.

For those firms with several premises, you could switch to a single supplier and have one gas bill to pay.

For more help and information about finding out whether your current business gas rates are correct and to look at the prospect of what other deals are available in the marketplace for your business needs, then it’s time to contact the experts at D-Energi.