Third of businesses ‘aren’t trying to make offices greener’

A third of businesses are not taking measures to make their offices environmentally friendly. That’s according to a new survey of 500 businesses conducted by money saving advisor Make It Cheaper, which shows many business owners are missing opportunities to reduce their energy emissions and save on costs – nearly half spend more than £1,000 on energy each month. Around 31% of […]

Business energy bills at risk from non-energy costs

Business energy bills are increasingly at risk from extra costs including payments for Government subsidies such as the Feed-in Tariff and the Renewables Obligation for renewable energy, according to a business energy supplier. UK firm Haven Power, which is part of the Drax Power Group, says it is bringing out three new tariffs for small- […]

Business cost of recycling ‘keeps falling’

The cost of recycling for businesses should have fallen last year as gate fees at recycling depots dropped to just £9 per tonne, according to new figures from the Government’s waste body. The median gate fee at Material Recycling Facilities (MRFs) is now £9 per tonne, down from £15 per tonne the year before, according […]

Cost Forces SMEs To Raid Family Silver

Cost & credit headache forces SMEs to ‘raid family silver’ •47% of UK small business owners inject personal cash into their company to stay afloat •Average amount borrowed from personal sources is £20,400 •27% of entrepreneurs forced to turn to friends and family for a loan as banks look the other way •13% of SME […]