Suppliers don’t care about us say small firms in poll

Four fifths (81%) of small firms think energy suppliers don’t care about their needs, according to a new poll by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The results suggest businesses are sceptical of energy providers’ fairness in energy contracts. The survey of more than 1,400 FSB members comes after Big Six suppliers pledged to essentially […]

Ofgem and OFT to conduct energy market competition review

A review into the energy market to see how well competition in the gas and electricity sectors are serving the interests of householders and small businesses has been launched. Regulator Ofgem, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), a non-Ministerial government department, have published a framework which will be […]

E.ON launches ‘energy toolkit’ for small businesses

The Big Six energy supplier E.ON has launched a new ‘energy toolkit’ which shows small businesses how energy is being used so they can uncover and eliminate waste. The free wireless energy monitor E.ON is handing out to its business customers works in near real time – updating every 10 seconds so they can see […]

Small businesses braced for energy price hikes

More than nine out of ten small business owners (94%) are braced for energy price hikes in the near future, with two thirds (67%) expecting prices to shoot up by over 10% in the next year. According to a new survey by price comparison site Make it Cheaper, energy bills are seen as the “most […]