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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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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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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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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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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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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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Renewable Energy

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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