Archive for June, 2015

UK Calling initiative simplifies call charges

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015

If your business currently uses 084, 087, 09 and 118 numbers then you need to be aware of changes taking place that will simplify call charges to these numbers. The new charging system (the access and service charges) applies to calls made from residential lines and consumer mobile phones. Phone operators will continue to have flexibility over how they charge for these calls from business phones.

UK Calling is a new Ofcom initiative coming into play from 1st July, which aims to make the cost of calling these service numbers clearer for everyone.

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ESOS compliance – more than just your electricity and gas!

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

ESOS complianceThe Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a mandatory requirement for between 10,000 and 14,000 qualifying companies in the UK.

ESOS compliance was introduced through a European Directive and requires businesses with over 250 employees or a turnover in excess of 50M Euros to undertake an energy audit and compile their findings in a report signed by a lead assessor and the company directors. The deadline for compliance is 5th December 2015.

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What is P272?

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

The intriguingly named P272 is a piece of regulation that was introduced by OFGEM in October 2014 that is due to come into force in April 2016. It relates to those businesses who have what are called maximum demand meters with an automatic meter reading meter (Smart meter) fitted.

The regulation states that from April 2016 these supplies must be settled on the same basis that Half Hourly meters are using actual Half Hourly (HH) consumption data. This means settlement using an industry wide forecast to allocate electricity volumes to each suppler.

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ESOS deadline – 6 months to comply or pay the price

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

The Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a mandatory requirement for between 10,000 and 14,000 qualifying companies in the UK.

ESOS was introduced through a European Directive and requires businesses with over 250 employees or a turnover in excess of 50M Euros to undertake an energy audit and compile their findings in a report signed by a lead assessor and the company directors. The deadline for compliance is 5th December 2015.

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