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The three of us need to talk; What Ofgem has not told you about British Gas’ fine.

The three of us need to talk; What Ofgem has not told you about British Gas’ fine.

Reading time: 4 mins Outcome: cheaper, more accurate bills   £4.5m. Could your business deal with that fine? The Low Down Last month British Gas Business agreed were penalised £4.5 million for failing to deliver smart meters to their large business customers. I could tell you the differences between meters and about the art meters […]

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How to Navigate Business Telecoms Like a Pro.

How to Navigate Business Telecoms Like a Pro.

According to the OECD, Britain has one of the most expensive digital networks for businesses to use. We also have one of the most comprehensive, albeit with some black spots. So, what can you do about it? Use a price comparison website. Opera singers, pole dancing builders or meerkats… what a choice! These websites are […]

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How To Maximise Your Buyer Power

The larger your business, the more leverage you have with suppliers. Instead of suppliers manipulating their pricing for maximum profits, you’re able to use your spend knowledge to leverage buyer power, bringing cost savings to your business, while still making it a valuable proposition for suppliers to favour working with you. It all starts with […]

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Is Your Business Ready For The Retail Water Market?

Businesses across England are set to benefit in reduced water savings, and enhanced services when the new retail water market emerges. There’s no fixed date as of yet for when England introduces the retail sector for water. It’s expected to be sometime around April of 2017. When that happens, you could see your bill drop […]

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Managing Tail-End Spend Efficiently

The Pareto Principle applies to business expenditure as much as it does to many other aspects of a company. With a well-managed procurement process, strategic spending will account for 80% of a business’s total expenditure. The other 20% is where it becomes problematic because the purchases are: ·         Erratic ·         Of low value ·         Bought […]

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