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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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3 Jun

You Can Access Lower Business Gas Rates

by D-ENERGi
 

For most firms, their gas bills are much lower than their electricity costs but you can still access lower business gas rates by searching the marketplace effectively.

Indeed, regardless of your firm’s size, there are attractive contract options available which are tailored for meeting your needs.

You will need to know when your current contract is up for renewal and then search for a new supplier but only, according to research, one in three small and medium-sized firms switch their business gas suppliers every year.

This means that around two in three firms are probably being overcharged for their gas – it doesn’t have to be like this when a new, cheaper supplier can be sourced in minutes by the D-Energi team.

The average business gas bill

The savings on a firm’s gas overheads will vary but the average business gas bill is around £850 every year and they are paying around 4.25p per kWh (kilowatt hour). Their standing charge, this is the amount paid to the National Grid, is around 40p per day.

These are benchmarked figures to highlight whether you may be paying more than is necessary and if so, then it’s time to switch.

Even a small business can save money with larger businesses saving thousands of pounds when swapping to a new provider.

The wholesale gas market is a competitive one, which means that prices will change regularly and the wholesale costs have been falling steadily since December 2013.

Switching to a new business gas supplier

When it comes to switching to a new business gas supplier, the main reason for doing so will be down to cost savings.

However, the prices being charged by a new provider will vary by region and the type of gas meter you have fitted.

There are other issues to consider, including how many employees you have and what your potential demand for gas will be over the next 12 months.

There are other ways to increase savings and you could opt for a flexible or a fixed tariff and you’ll need recent gas bills to show a potential supplier what your consumption levels are.

You will also need your gas meter number which gives the exact address of supply for the property.

Essentially, you can access lower business gas rates quite easily when you contact the experts at D-Energi because they know and understand how the market operates and have access to all business gas providers. Contact them today to lower your gas bill.