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20th July 2013
Finance journalist Helen Loveless reports on new developments in the rollover contracts saga. Prime minister David Cameron urges energy suppliers to follow the lead of British Gas and cancel the controversial terms, while Make It Cheaper MD Jonathan Elliott comments that any developments will still mean business owners need to take action: "It should at least make it easier for them to challenge their supplier - or shop around and switch - if they're prepared to do so proactively."
The Sunday Times business writer Kiki Loizou explains how small businesses can get caught out by not paying attention to their energy bills. The article focuses on three small business owners - Yee Kwan, Joe Cussens and Liz Jefferson - who have used Make It Cheaper's cost-saving service to minimise their bills and boost their profits.
The Daily Mail reports that energy industry regulator Ofgem has postponed a move to force energy providers to show conract end dates on all business ills. Make It Cheaper, who recommended the compulsory introduction of the measure in 2009, comments on the latest development through managing director Jonathan Elliott. Also in the piece, Make It Cheaper customer Steve Widdowson of independent retailer Bojangles Beads explains how using the company's free cost-saving service has saved their business nearly £1,000 on their previous rates.
Jonathan Elliott appears on BBC One's consumer affairs programme 'Don't Get Done Get Dom', in which broadcaster Dominic Littlewood investigates an unusually large bill received by a home energy customer. Our managing director Jonathan Elliott offers some independent expert advice about what customers can do when they're faced with such circumstances.
AOL Money journalist Hannah Ricci analyses the winners and losers from Budget 2013 and our Managing Director Jonathan Elliott comments on the good news for small businesses regarding the Employment Allowance announcement: "A £2,000 saving for a typical small business is the equivalent of cutting their annual energy bill in half or putting 1,250 litres of free fuel in its fleet of vehicles."
The Mirror reports that npower has announced a 25% rise in profits and our Energy spokesperson Scott Byrom comments: "The reason why energy companies make profits at all is because so many of their customers are on bog standard tariffs when there are much cheaper ones to be had."
Our Managing Director Jonathan Elliott spoke to Sky News Business Presenter Dharshini David about the rise in profits announced by British Gas and suggested that gas and electricity customers can avoid price rises by voting with their feet and switching energy suppliers.
Our Managing Director Jonathan Elliott comments on a news story in The Mail on Sunday about the need for energy reform to help struggling small and medium-sized businesses. "We want Ofgem and the Energy Department to set out clearly what a good level of engagement would look like and the steps they will take to achieve this."
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