Articles, news and advice on energy use for UK SMEs, including guides on how to become more energy efficient and significantly reduce costs.


One in four small businesses fear closure

Small business owners say survival is their key priority over next six months as energy prices rocket and 80% have difficulty recruiting staff


Energy Bill Relief Scheme – how it works

Government bows to pressure and backdates energy bill relief scheme to December 1 last year before the war in Ukraine broke out

Business Technology

7 top tips for saving on energy bills using IT

With the Government announcing an energy price cap for businesses today, here are seven tips for companies and staff to keep energy bills down, while continuing to innovate with IT


Business energy help backdated to October

Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng will unveil details of business emergency energy support package in next week’s emergency mini Budget


Firms may be offered grants to pay for energy

Energy grants could be offered to small businesses using Covid support mechanisms to head off thousands going bust


‘Cost of business’ crisis spiraling warn firms

Ministers urged to provide Covid-style support for smaller businesses to head off 'cost-of-doing-business' crisis as energy costs predicted to rise fourfold


Just one supplier has fixed business energy deal from October

Small firms are struggling to secure fixed business energy deals as suppliers become hesitant in taking on new customers

Business management

How to find the best energy supplier for your small business

With a steep rise in energy prices, we show you how to find the right energy supplier for your small business


Businesses in distress increase by a fifth over a year

Insolvency expert Begbies Traynor calls on government to take softer line with small firms struggling to repay Covid debt


Small businesses facing 250% gas price rise

Research shows that small businesses are facing gas bills that are on average 250% higher than they were last year


Rishi must protect SMEs from soaring energy costs

Unlike the public, there is no cap on what businesses have to pay for energy. And with the war in Ukraine, those energy bills are going to go stratospheric

Business management

Business energy costs: how can you slash your gas and electricity bill?

Energy costs can easily rack up your business bill. Nicky Bannister of Flogas Energy explains how to trim them down.

Partner content

How should I select my business broadband provider?

As with any supplier, it’s important to do your research and ask important questions before you select a broadband provider for your business. But what are the must-have things you should take into consideration?

Partner content

Why your business should switch to a broadband-based phone network

Analogue phone systems are increasingly being replaced by smarter broadband based networks – here’s why you should consider switching

Partner content

Streamlining document management for your small business

David Malan, sales director of DocuWare for the UK and Ireland, explains how the platform can streamline your document management

Business Loans

A guide to getting a small business loan

Everything you need to know on what small business loans are and what types of loan are available for your business.