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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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28 Apr

Finding the Cheapest Gas Tariff for a Business

by D-ENERGi
 

With energy prices looking like increasing, it’s important that firms find the cheapest gas tariff to keep their costs and overheads in check.

There are several ways for them to do this and the easiest is to simply way is to renegotiate a contract with their current supplier.

However, it’s likely they will not be able to access the best prices though if the firm understands how the market works then they will be better prepared for these discussions.

One way to prepare is to visit a price comparison website or two to compare business gas suppliers and their prices.

While the prices offered after filling in a few details may not be the prices that the firm enjoys, they will give a fair indication as to what the market rates for their business will be.

This means they can then contact various suppliers and negotiate a better deal.

Comparison websites to compare business gas prices

Indeed, some of these comparison websites to compare business gas prices will offer a simple facility to contact the supplier and arrange for a new contract to be put in place.

Also, the big energy suppliers have websites where the firm can get a quote and also sign up to a new contract.

So, whether the firm concerned, it could be a restaurant, hotel, office or shop, the question of energy prices is one that should be visited every year.

By doing so the firm will ensure that they are getting the best deal on their business gas supply.

However, there is still a substantial number of firms that do not switch energy suppliers on a regular basis and they are probably paying more than they need to for their business gas supply.

That’s a shame because their current energy supplier has probably rolled them over onto a ‘deemed’ contract where the prices are more expensive.

A commercial gas quote that will provide a cheap gas supply

There’s no doubt that most firms in the UK will be looking for a commercial gas quote that will provide a cheap gas supply because they will need to keep their offices’ premises warm for staff.

Faced with ever increasing energy costs, it is also possible for a firm to look at the prospect of signing up to a new supplier for a longer-term contract.

This means they will be able to fix their business gas prices for the next few years which will help them plan their cash flow over this period.

In addition to having an effective way for financial planning, the firm is also protecting itself from the predicted rise in wholesale gas prices.

It should also be appreciated that the size of the business does not affect the offering from a potential business gas supplier.

The suppliers are happy to deal with businesses both large and small and whether they are a one-man band or needing gas supply to several premises, for instance.

Process of switching to a new gas supplier

The process of switching to a new gas supplier is simple and stress-free and there’s no loss of supply when the process begins.

However, the current supplier may lodge an objection should the firm owe them money on a bill.

Also, as many firms will be aware, research is key for a successful business transaction and this also extends to finding cheaper business gas suppliers as well.

While it’s easy to visit a price comparison website to get a price from several potential gas suppliers, the comparison website may not be searching the entire market.

This means they may not be sourcing the cheapest and best deals available for a firm on that day.

It is possible to source the best deals by asking a team of experts who understand how the business gas supply market works and for them to search what is available.

Find cheaper gas suppliers

Inevitably, they will be able to find cheaper gas suppliers who may also offer a better level of customer service as well as an energy audit.

While the firm may not have considered undertaking an energy audit, this is an effective way to reduce energy usage so that the savings will be long-term and the business will boost their environmental credentials at the same time.

 

For more help and advice about how to find the cheapest gas tariff for a business, then contact the experts at D-Energi who will be able to explain how much money can be saved and why a firm should switch business gas suppliers.