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What is a conductor and why are they important?

Conductors allow us to use our electrical devices at home and work, but how do they work and what is a good conductor? Find out more here.
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The Cost of Green Energy Tariffs

Considering switching to green energy but worried it will cost more? It could actually cost less. Find out how with Utility Bidder.
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How to get emergency electricity when you need it

You don’t want to run out of credit on your prepayment meter, so emergency electricity can get you through until you can top your meter up.
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How to get a good EPC rating

EPC ratings are a necessity when selling a property, but with the average rating a D in the UK, how can you improve your EPC rating?
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A business’ guide to Climate Change Levy

Climate Change Levy should be paid by your business, but what exactly is it and how much do you have to pay? Utility Bidder reveals more.
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Running a business in different countries
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Half-Hourly Meters Explained

Helping you understand the ins and outs of half-hourly meters and whether or not your business needs one. Find out more from Utility Bidder.
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How to Compare & Switch Business Energy Supplier [Step by Step]

Not sure where to start when comparing business energy suppliers? Save time and let Utility Bidder guide you through the process, finding you the cheapest rates.
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What is the Energy Price Cap?

Utility Bidder explains what the energy price cap is, how it works, and who benefits from it! Find out more from Utility Bidder.
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What if my business energy supplier goes bust?

Find out what to do if your business energy supplier goes bust. Find out more from Utility Bidder.
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Electric car running costs and electricity usage

Electric cars are becoming the norm, but how much electricity do they use and how much does it cost to charge one? Utility Bidder has the answers.
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How to get an EPC assessment and certificate

Need an EPC assessment but unsure how to get one? Utility Bidder reveals how to arrange one, plus how to get a copy of your certificate.
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How to install insulation

Installing insulation is a relatively easy job that you can do yourself! Find out how to install loft, floor and wall insulation with Utility Bidder.
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How do Water Rates Differ Across The World?

Our team have looked across the world at different rates charged for access to clean and safe water. We share some of the findings from that research - to show how water rates differ depending on where in the world you’re living.,,
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Five Global Water Facts

we’ve put together five fantastic water facts from around the globe to help underscore the incredible part water plays in all of our lives.
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The Four Water Industry Secrets Businesses Should Know

Here are four industry secrets from the water utility providing space.
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6 Unexpected Facts about Business Water Charges

This piece looks not at the costs themselves, but at some unexpected facts about the world of water changes in business.
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How to Lower Your Business Water Charge

Here’s how your business can reduce its water charge this year - either by reducing the water that you use or by other means
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What is Waste Water & How Do You Reduce It?

This guide will look at waste water and what you can do to reduce the amount of it that you produce - either at your family home or on the premises of your business.
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Exploring Waste Water Charges

Performing maintenance checks, running your appliances on full loads, and installing water-saving measures will only get you so far. You have to take waste water into account.
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Do You Need a Business Water Audit?

Here’s everything you could want and need to know about the business water audit process:
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What is a Business Water Audit?

What is a business water audit? Read on to find out.
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An In-Depth Look at Water Meters

Ever wondered how water meters work? Curious to find out if this type of device is capable of helping you to save some cash? If so, be sure to read on.
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How to read your energy meters

Reading your energy meters is essential if you are required to submit meter readings to your energy company. Find out how to read your meters here
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What are the benefits of using green energy sources?

Green energy is something that more businesses are looking into, but what are the benefits of using green energy sources? Find out with Utility Bidder.
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Appliance-buying guide

Read the top energy saving tips for businesses. Start reducing business energy costs today!
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Lockdown cycling CO2 saving’s

Read the top energy saving tips for businesses. Start reducing business energy costs today!
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Your Business Energy Bill Explained

Business energy bills can be confusing. Utility Bidder helps you to understand the charges and rates on your bill.
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What Causes Electricity Bill to be High?

Is your business electricity bill too high? Find out what causes high business electricity bills, so you can start saving today. Learn more.
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What Industries Consume the Most Energy?

Find out about UK energy consumption and what sectors consume the most energy.
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Energy Contract Renewals Guide – Avoid Penalties

Paying too much for your business energy or coming to the end of your contract. Find out how to avoid expensive energy contract renewals today. Read more.
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Commercial Solar Panels Guide

Considering solar panels for your business? Learn about commercial solar panels here, including expected costs and available grants.
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Renewable Energy for Business [Ultimate Guide]

Thinking about ways to make your business greener? Check out Utility Bidder's guide to renewable energy for businesses. Read More.
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How to Motivate Employees to Save Energy

Easy ways to motivate your employees to save energy at work. Find out more from Utility Bidder.
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How to Make a Complaint About Your Energy Supplier

Find out how to make a complaint about your energy supplier. Find out more from Utility Bidder.
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25 Winter Energy Saving Tips for Businesses

Read the top energy saving tips for businesses. Start reducing business energy costs today!
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Why is insulation so important?

We’ve all heard of insulation, but why is it so important that it’s installed in your home and business? Utility Bidder reveals more in this useful guide.
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What is an EPC and do you need one?

An EPC is a legal requirement when you're selling or renting your home or business premises. But what does it tell you? Find out with Utility Bidder.
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Watts, kwH and joules – what does it all mean?

Understanding units of energy, such as watts and joules can be confusing. Utility Bidder explains exactly what they mean when it comes to electricity
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A Guide to the Basics of Electricity

Read the top energy saving tips for businesses. Start reducing business energy costs today!
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Understanding Green Energy

Read the top energy saving tips for businesses. Start reducing business energy costs today!
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The UK’s Most Common Industries

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Reliable Connections

Read the top energy saving tips for businesses. Start reducing business energy costs today!
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Business Energy Efficiency Guide

Switching your gas and electricity supplier is easy and could save you money. Utility Bidder reveals when you should look into switching and how long it takes.
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Utility Bidders Guide to Fracking

Switching your gas and electricity supplier is easy and could save you money. Utility Bidder reveals when you should look into switching and how long it takes.
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Wholesale Energy Prices [Ultimate Guide]

Switching your gas and electricity supplier is easy and could save you money. Utility Bidder reveals when you should look into switching and how long it takes.
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When should I switch my gas and electricity supplier?

Switching your gas and electricity supplier is easy and could save you money. Utility Bidder reveals when you should look into switching and how long it takes.
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What is voltage optimisation and how does it work?

Business gas and electric meter installation is essential. Here’s everything you need to know about these meters and how to get them installed.
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What is a kilowatt hour

It’s important to understand what a kilowatt hour (kWh) is so that you can understand your energy usage. Utility Bidder explains what kWh means in this guide.
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What happens if you can’t pay your bills?

Using energy is an unavoidable part of operating a business but conserving it could help. Utility Bidder looks at what this means and how to do it
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How to conserve energy

Using energy is an unavoidable part of operating a business but conserving it could help. Utility Bidder looks at what this means and how to do it
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How do I find out who my energy supplier is?

Switching suppliers could save your business, but there may be some times when you can’t switch. Find out when these could be with Utility Bidder.
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What is a letter of authority?

Letters of Authority (LoA) can be beneficial to business owners. Use this guide from Utility Bidder to learn what a LOA is and how to write one (full template included!)
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VAT on electricity and gas

VAT is something that is applied to almost all goods and services but what about on your business’ gas and electricity? Utility Bidder’s guide reveals the answer
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VAT for charities and non-profits explained

Rules around VAT for charities or non-profits can be confusing. Use Utility Bidder’s guide to find out how to understand if your charity is exempt from VAT.
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Top 15 wind turbine & wind energy facts

A complete list of interesting facts you never knew about wind energy until now. Wind energy is an ever-growing renewable power source. Read more.
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New business gas and electricity meter installation

Business gas and electric meter installation is essential. Here’s everything you need to know about these meters and how to get them installed.
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Micro Business Electricity Price Comparison

Does your business qualify for a micro-business energy contract? Compare micro-business energy tariffs, prices, and rates. Find out more from Utility Bidder
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Maximum demand meters and charges explained

Is your business paying for maximum demand charges without realising it? Find out more from Utility Bidder around what a maximum demand meter is and how it works.
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Guide to collective switching

Collective switching allows multiple households to switch to the same supplier, saving each one money on their energy bills. Discover more about collective switching
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Find the best energy management software

Utility Bidder has compared the top commercial energy management applications. Compare the best energy management software for your organisation.
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Energy Procurement

Unsure what energy your business needs or how much you should be paying? Energy procurement could be the solution. Utility Bidder explains more.
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Energy Management

Energy management is the process of looking at ways in which your small business could save money on energy. Utility Bidder explains more in this guide.
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Electricity Prices per kWh

It’s important to know not just how much your business is spending on electricity but also how many kWhs you’re using. Utility Bidder compares prices per kWh here.
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Corporate Energy Solutions

Getting the best corporate energy for your business could help to save you money. Utility Bidder explains why it's so important that large businesses pay the right rates.
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Commercial Gas Safety Certificates Explained

Is your business gas safe? Does your business need a commercial gas safety certificate? Find out more from Utility Bidder.
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CMA Energy Market Investigation Business Guide

The CMA completed an investigation into UK energy providers back in 2016. Find out the outcome of its energy market investigation in this guide from Utility Bidder.
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Can I cancel my business electricity contract?

If you’re feeling like you’re overpaying for your business energy or simply just want to switch, Utility Bidder reveals how to go about cancelling an electricity contract.
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Business Energy Audit Guide

Has your business ever had an energy audit? If it hasn't, there might be areas where you can save money on your gas and electricity. Find out more from Utility Bidder.
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Average business gas and electricity bills explained

Wondering what the average cost of electricity per month for a small business amounts to? Find out and compare yours here.
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25 top energy saving tips for business

Read the top energy saving tips for businesses. Start reducing business energy costs today!
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When can’t you switch energy suppliers?

Switching suppliers could save your business, but there may be some times when you can’t switch. Find out when these could be with Utility Bidder.
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How to choose an energy provider

With over 60 energy suppliers in the UK, choosing one for your business can be tricky. Utility Bidder reveals how to choose an energy provider in this useful guide.
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What’s the Difference Between kWh and kW

It’s worth getting to grips with kWhs. Doing so can help you to understand how your energy supplier calculates your bills. Find out more about kWhs here.
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MPAN & MPRN Numbers Explained

Two numbers you may need to be aware of are your MPAN and MPRN. If you don’t know what these numbers are or where you can find them, keep reading.
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How to choose an energy plan

It’s important to choose an energy plan carefully before you become tied into a tariff that’s not right for your home or business.
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How often can I switch domestic energy suppliers?

It’s important to shop around and switch suppliers to save money on your energy bills, but how often can you and should you switch?
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Are energy audits worth it?

An energy audit could show you how and where your business is using the most energy. Utility Bidder reveals whether the audit is worth it and what it can show you.
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Coronavirus Business Advice (Covid-19)

Businesses across the country are affected by lockdown, find out how we can help you manage your expenses and maintain cashflow.
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How to save energy in the office

On the day you move into your new business premises, make sure you read the gas and electricity meter and ideally take a photo of the readings.
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Big lights and fame: How to reduce your carbon footprint as a media business

On the day you move into your new business premises, make sure you read the gas and electricity meter and ideally take a photo of the readings.
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5 easy ways to cut your business’ carbon output

On the day you move into your new business premises, make sure you read the gas and electricity meter and ideally take a photo of the readings.
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Is it time for UK businesses to embrace the power of solar?

On the day you move into your new business premises, make sure you read the gas and electricity meter and ideally take a photo of the readings.
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Four green initiatives that can future proof your business

On the day you move into your new business premises, make sure you read the gas and electricity meter and ideally take a photo of the readings.
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Business energy efficiency

On the day you move into your new business premises, make sure you read the gas and electricity meter and ideally take a photo of the readings.
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Exporting to the grid

On the day you move into your new business premises, make sure you read the gas and electricity meter and ideally take a photo of the readings.
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Change of tenancy

On the day you move into your new business premises, make sure you read the gas and electricity meter and ideally take a photo of the readings.
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Employee awareness

Deep down, everyone knows that saving energy is a positive thing to do, but it can be a difficult message to take on board when delivered in cold, bland terms.
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Metering and Installation

With so many options to consider on the market, selecting the correct meter can help to save you thousands of pounds.
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Reduce your business electricity bills

When it comes to heating your workplace with your business electricity supply, you might find that you're using a lot more than you need to.
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Smart Property

With a smart thermostat installed you can remotely control the heating and hot water of your house or premises via your phone, tablet or computer.
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Third party costs

Over recent years non-commodity costs such as distribution and transmission charges, have markedly changed the make up of a customer bill.
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SME Energy Saving Tips

Have you ever asked yourself how many employees turn their computers off before they go home? It’s probably not as many as you might think.
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