For many, it’s a long held misconception that switching your energy is a long and arduous task - and it has become one of the main reasons why so many households and businesses remain with their incumbent supplier.
It’s this apathy towards switching that has led to an energy market where around 92% of consumers are with one of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers, and quite often paying more than they need to for their energy.
In an attempt to tackle this apathy and encourage more of us to switch, the energy industry watchdog, Ofgem, has launched a renewed campaign to help domestic consumers switch to a better energy deal via its website – www.goenergyshopping.co.uk.
Unfortunately Ofgem’s site only covers the process of domestic switching, meaning many of Britain’s businesses are once again left in the dark without the advice and support that could help them find a better deal for their gas and electricity. At Make It Cheaper, we firmly believe that small and medium-sized businesses - as the lifeblood of our country’s economy - deserve just as much support as domestic customers in finding a better-value energy deal.
Small and medium-sized businesses - as the lifeblood of our country’s economy - deserve just as much support as domestic customers in finding a better-value energy deal
The process of switching your business energy differs from the domestic market in some key areas – but many small business owners may adopt the same apathetic attitude towards energy switching, subscribing to the idea that it’s a multifaceted and time-consuming process. However, it can be easy if you look in the right places.
To help business owners understand the energy switching market and ensure they’re getting a fair deal, we’ve put together a quick guide to some of the most important things to consider.
Why should a business switch energy contracts?
There are a number of reasons why businesses should stay on top of their energy contracts, and chief among them is strengthening their bottom line by avoiding unnecessarily expensive bills. If you don’t keep an eye on your gas or electricity contract, you can find yourself paying well over the odds for your energy, meaning you’ll be losing out on some of that hard-earned revenue. Switching can help to avoid this unnecessary cost, which is why it is important to be proactive.
To take the hassle out of switching and get a better energy deal for your business, click here
James is an online content creator at Make It Cheaper. Having previously created a variety of content for a number of websites and media outlets, James focuses on making it easy for SME owners to find interesting and engaging content - as well as useful guides and online tools.You can email James at email@example.com
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