Small Business Tips

3 policy essentials to accelerate the mass roll-out of electric vehicles

The government has set the UK on a fast track to electric vehicles (EVs). What needs to happen now to deliver on this ambitious green transport plan? In 2020 the UK government announced a bold plan to ban sales of new Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles by 2030 – ten years sooner than originally planned.…

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Reduce your carbon emissions in 7 affordable ways

Why going green is a smart move for cost conscious businesses It’s time to think differently about how you buy and manage energy. That’s what savvy businesses are doing to cut both their costs and carbon emissions. Just like the UK’s large corporations, medium-sized businesses are now seizing the chance to go green and save…

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New tax relief to support capital expenditure

Unlock your sustainable energy ambitions by accessing generous new capital expenditure relief. The time is right to build back greener by upgrading your energy infrastructure. Thanks to the new Super-Deduction tax break on plant and machinery, it’s never been more affordable to unlock your  sustainable energy investment ambitions. In the March Budget, Chancellor Rishi Sunak…

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How to read your business gas meter

Our handy guide, photos and videos show you how to accurately read your business gas meter We know how important accurate energy bills are to businesses in the UK where every penny counts and positive cashflow is vital to the smooth running of your business.   If you don’t have a smart meter that sends meter reads from…

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How to read your business electricity meter

Our handy guide, photos and videos show you how to accurately read your business electricity meter If you don’t have a smart meter that sends meter readings from your business to British Gas automatically, it’s important to know how  to read your electricity meter manually. We’ve put together a handy guide, with a link to our main…

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Energy supply capability

Energy supply capability is something that is often not given much thought when it comes to making decisions on your business energy supply. However, the risks associated with not understanding what it is and why you need to give it proper consideration are great indeed – and potentially life-threatening. What is energy supply capability? Energy…

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What is Anaerobic Digestion?

Green energy is the future of the world. However, while most people are familiar with hydroelectric power, solar energy, and wind power, not everyone has heard of anaerobic digestion. However, this type of energy is widespread, and it’s poised to become even more so, as more and more businesses look for cleaner and greener forms…

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The cost of online theft to business and how to combat it

21st-century technology has given thieves new weapons to use against businesses. Today, businesses must not only protect their physical premises but virtual ones as well. Companies face attacks ranging from shoplifting and credit card fraud to online theft and ransom demands every day. No economic sector of the UK is immune to these crimes and…

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Attracting new customers on a limited budget post lockdown

For many small business owners, the worry caused by COVID-19 and the impact it has had on their business could be huge. Whether you are slowly reopening your business premises as lockdown eases, or have remained open throughout offering key services, much of your budget will be spent on the measures to reopen safely. Businesses…

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Business gas safety – how safe is your boiler?

In this week’s blog post, we are focusing business gas safety as it’s Gas Safety Week 2020 which runs from 14th to 20th September. What is Gas Safety Week? Gas Safety Week 2020 was first set up to get UK companies to work together in raising the profile of gas safety. They want to increase…

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