British Gas to close office – job losses

20th April 2016 | Commercial Energy

British Gas has announced its intention to close its Oldbury, West Midlands office, where 684 staff are employed in call centre and office work, supporting the company’s engineers attending call-outs and mending boilers. This announcement comes just two months after its residential reported a 31% increase in profits to over £570m. The work will be…Read more

Energy Companies overcharge

15th April 2016 | Commercial Energy

Although December 2015 and February 2016 were the warmest since records began in 1910, only 40% of households saw their charges fall: some customers overpaid by as much as £400 and energy firms overcharged by £1bn for heating this winter. Around 60% of households pay their energy bills by Direct Debit and it is thought…Read more

What is an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)?

10th April 2016 | Commercial Energy

An EPC is a legal requirement for anybody looking to sell or rent out a property. They look like the Energy Rating stickers on new electrical products, ranging from G (not very good) to A (the best). The calculation is based on the square meters of floor space in the home, combining the rates of…Read more

Water Deregulation

5th April 2016 | Water

In April 2017, business customers will be able to choose their water and sewerage suppliers, in the same way they have been able to for electricity and gas for many years: this has been possible in Scotland since 2008, but it will not apply in Wales. A few larger English business customers (those using more…Read more

Ofgem – what does it do?

25th March 2016 | Commercial Energy

The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem), supporting the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority (GEMA), is the government regulator for the electricity and downstream natural gas markets in Great Britain. It was formed by the merger of the Office of Electricity Regulation (OFFER) and Office of Gas Supply (Ofgas). It was felt that such…Read more

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Since then we have worked with FTSE 100 companies, one-man bands, across all categories.
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