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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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Facts That Finance Officers Ought To Know About Outsourcing Procurement

The outsourcing of procurement can be viewed by some in finance as handing over some or all of the control over the buying processes. The opposite couldn’t be further from the truth. The truth is that outsourcing any of your procurement functions isn’t about passing over control. It’s about bringing aboard advisors, sometimes specialist advisors […]

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5 Questions To Answer When Developing Your Procurement Policy

Not every business has a procurement policy and in some cases it’s actually damaging not to have this document as public funding can stipulate that the requirements for funding requires you to have one. The reason being that it ensures transparency and that when you buy goods and services, you have a policy to follow […]

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