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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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2 Sep

Reduce costs by switching business energy supplier

by D-ENERGi
 

For anybody running a small business, or any size of business for that matter, they can reduce costs by switching their business energy supplier.

There’s no doubt that by putting in a small amount of effort and calling around a few suppliers, that the tariffs available vary greatly and it is possible to get a great energy deal easily.

Indeed, depending on the business size, the potential savings by switching energy suppliers for a business could be substantial. According to some industry experts, a business could save several thousand pounds from its energy bill by simply switching suppliers.

Considering that a small business may spend around £5,000 on its electricity bill and £4,000 on gas, there could be a large amount of money to be saved.

And for a business all money saved is a boost to profitability in the success of the business.

Enjoy lower business energy prices

So while switching business energy suppliers is relatively straightforward and easy, it is still not a very popular tactic for a firm to undertake in a bid to cut its costs by enjoying lower business energy prices.

This has been underlined by an investigation last year by the Competition and Markets Authority which revealed that around 40% of businesses in the UK had not switched their energy supplier in five years.

Another surprising statistic is that 30% of businesses had never switched suppliers so they are probably overpaying hugely on their energy bills.

Indeed, in one news story a firm in London was featured with an annual electric bill of £3,000 with the energy supplier increasing that to £3,500 every year.

However, with a quick search of online comparison websites this price was reduced to £2,800 and then after contacting a few business energy suppliers by phone they managed to haggle this down to £2,600 every year.

Paying for their business energy needs

So with a few minutes of effort a small business had saved £900 on what they would have been paying for their business energy needs.

For anybody who is thinking of switching business energy suppliers, it’s always worthwhile having a breakdown of rates and standing charges to compare a quote on a like-for-like basis.

There are some simple steps to take to ensure a business gets the best possible deal and that is to establish a benchmark price first. This can be done by using an online comparison website for business energy costs.

With this figure in mind, it’s worthwhile calling around suppliers and brokers to see who will offer the best price. Not everyone will do but it’s still worth making the effort.

This is where an established popular business such as D-energi comes into its own with its friendly and helpful team willing to answer questions and providing the very best deal when it comes to firm wanting to switch their business energy supplier.