Energy Bill’s impact ‘catastrophic’ for UK businesses

The impact of the today’s Energy Bill announcement could be “catastrophic” for businesses in the UK. Energy Forecaster, an online site that provides insight into the future of business energy, said if the increased energy costs for domestic consumers announced by DECC is applied to firms, it will seriously affect businesses. The initial details of […]

British Gas’ price hike a ‘bitter blow’ for consumers

British Gas’ decision to raise its gas and electricity prices is a “bitter blow” for UK consumers. That’s the view of a price comparison site responding to the 6% rise in energy prices announced by British Gas this morning. The changes mean the average bill for domestic British Gas consumers will rise from £1,260 to […]

War for business energy customers breaking out?

A new war for customers in the business energy market is breaking out in the UK. That’s according to energy broker Business Juice, which believes Centrica’s drop in profits in its business energy supply points to an emerging battleground for customers. The British Gas parent company announced its profits for the first half of 2012 […]

More concerns over supplier’s energy standards

Concerns over E.ON’s proposals for energy sales standards have been growing this week as the director of an energy comparison site said any code of practice should apply to suppliers as well as brokers. James Constant from Business Juice made the comment in an open letter to E.ON, Ofgem and Consumer Focus in which he […]

High energy bills could force businesses to shut

Rising energy costs could force people out of business, according to an energy comparison site. This follows a 58% rise in business energy prices since 2010. The Business Energy Barometer report, published by Business Juice, states that in a survey of 500 businesses, one in twelve people said if energy costs kept rising by 25% every […]

Business energy costs rise 60% in a year

Businesses have seen energy costs leap 60% in the past year according to new figures which reveal the increasing pressure British firms are facing in a time of economic crisis. This increase in energy costs is having a direct effect on business’ bottom line, suggests the online switching site which released the research. uSwitchforBusiness.com points […]

Business reforms welcomed with open arms

Proposals to protect small businesses against misselling from energy brokers have been backed by several independent bodies. Ofgem say businesses will receive support, should they feel they are getting a bad deal. James Constant, Director of uSwitchforbusiness.com said: “In the interests of transparency we would also like to see Ofgem place the onus on suppliers […]