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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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29 Jul

Cheap Business Energy Deals and Tariffs

by D-ENERGi
 

Most business owners will appreciate that they need to control overheads, which makes finding cheap business energy deals and tariffs a priority.

Since energy costs are one of a firm’s largest outgoings, it makes sense to know what the alternative options are and to check the latest deals for the business electricity supply.

Also, you may not be looking to switch to enjoy cheaper bills but instead want to have better levels of customer service, for example, or have a dedicated account manager.

However, before beginning the search for cheaper business electricity bills, you need to appreciate that the rates and tariffs will regularly change, so comparing prices becomes more difficult.

New cheap business electricity supplier

Searching for a new cheap business electricity supplier should begin when your current provider gets in touch with your next year’s contract details.

This opens a window of opportunity to see what other rival suppliers may offer and failing to take this advantage means you could be rolled onto an automatic contract with much higher rates.

However, switching to the new deal is more complicated than sourcing an electricity supply for our homes because the size of the business and the number of employees will play a part in the deal being quoted. In addition, the regional location of your firm and other factors will have an influence.

You will need some basic information including your meter point number so the potential provider knows exactly where you are.

Plus, the switching process between your current and new providers is straightforward and any business owner worried there may be a loss of supply when they begin the process needs to be reassured that the only change will be a bill that comes from a new supplier.

Find cheap business gas deals

This need to reduce electricity costs also helps fuel the need to find cheap business gas deals as well since the process is very similar.

While most firms will be spending less on their gas overheads, it’s still a worthwhile exercise in finding a new gas provider to reduce bills.

All firms and organisations should carry out this exercise, even if they believe they are on the lowest possible rates for gas and electricity because along with price fluctuations, it is possible to sign up for cheaper deals for two, three or even five years.

For some business owners, this will help with cash flow but you need to be confident that prices will rise over that period.

Essentially, there’s no reason for any business to be paying more than is necessary for their gas and electricity needs and sourcing a new supplier can take just a few minutes.

That’s certainly the case when you contact the friendly team of experts at D-Energi who will help find cheap business energy deals and tariffs on your behalf.