A new report from Energy Helpline has found that businesses are being locked into contracts where they are paying over the odds for their power supply. It claimed 65% of non-industrial businesses are currently signed up to two or three year contracts which provide one month to renegotiate or change suppliers.
The report also says that in October alone 10,000 firms will be locked into 'rip-off rates' for an extra 12 months unless they take action.
Businesses in Brighton & Hove can avoid being ripped off. If a business is a member of a business association it is eligible to take advantage of expert advice and guidance on utility supply thanks to a deal set up by the second phase of Business in Regeneration (BiR).
Through the BiR scheme businesses can sign up to an arrangement whereby the best going rate is found and maintained by an organisation, Primediary, that specialised in buying utilities. Power suppliers rely on the fact that most people don’t shop around for the best price. For small businesses this can be a time consuming ordeal unless they join a scheme such as that offered by BiR.
For further information on the BiR Utility scheme please contact Soozie Campbell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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