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Robin Hood Energy customers – welcome to British Gas business

British Gas today completed on the purchase of the customer base currently supplied by Robin Hood Energy. Read the official announcement. The sale will complete on the 16th September 2020, with customers moving across to British Gas, part of the Centrica Plc group, over the coming months. What tariff will customers of Robin Hood Energy…

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10 Jobs that didn’t exist 10 years ago

Today, the world is a dramatically different place than it was even 10 years ago. A technological revolution is taking place that is changing things at speed. Advances are streamlining every industry – from finance, to manufacturing, to retail. Below we take a look at the revolutions that jump-started all of this progress. The first…

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Theme: Gas Safety Week

Last month we brought you the theme of ‘Learning and Development’, with blogs centred around the importance of supporting your employees with their personal development, as well as looking at external training opportunities and development programmes. This September, we’re supporting Gas Safety Week by bringing you a series of blog posts about gas safety and…

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Artificial Intelligence in the world of business

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to machines that make decisions like human beings and look like they are intelligent. Essentially AI is when you have non-human sources performing/facilitating human tasks. AI aims to connect with human beings, using speech or text, and complete routine tasks just like a human would. How is AI Used in Business?…

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Wimbledon and the fight for equal pay

In 2007, Wimbledon, arguably the most iconic tennis tournament in the world, served up a ground-breaking change that is yet to be widely replicated across the sporting universe. For the first time, both the Men’s and Women’s Singles champions received the same prize money. Whilst the Wimbledon organisers weren’t exactly trailblazers in this way (indeed…

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Theme: The impact of events on the UK economy and businesses

With temperatures set to soar this June and big attendance events like festivals due to begin punctuating the summer months, we return with a new theme – how events impact upon businesses and the economy in the UK. We’ll be bringing you blog posts on topics such as: – The rise of the eco-friendly festival…

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Future proofing the gas network

The existing gas pipework in the UK was first used around 200 years ago, to pipe town gas to businesses. Homes were first connected to gas in the 1840s, which meant that residents could replace their oil lamps with gas lights. Electric lighting replaced gas lighting, but by the 1870s, gas was still needed to…

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What is the smart grid?

The grid is the electricity network that connects energy producers with energy suppliers. It’s what we literally plug into to power everything from mobile phones to electric vehicles. The grid works well to deliver power when it’s needed, where it’s needed. But the UK must lower the amount of greenhouse gases in its energy system…

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Local energy trading

At the moment, energy mostly travels one way. It’s generated, bought and paid for, moved to the customer and used. Energy suppliers, amongst other third parties, sit in the middle between the generator and the customer. But the future vision for the electricity grid changes those relationships. In particular, there’s expected to be a growth…

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Ofgem confirms rigorous tests for new entrant energy suppliers

New energy suppliers entering the market will have to undergo stringent tests under new plans unveiled by Ofgem. The new rules will come into force in June 2019 and energy providers will have to prove they have sufficient funding for their first year, outline how they expect to comply with key regulatory and market obligations…

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