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Make it Cheaper

makecheaperNorthumberland Tourism has teamed up with Make It Cheaper to help our members benefit from the best available energy prices on the market.With the 'Big 6' energy suppliers announcing price rises of 40% over the last year, what can our members do to protect themselves?

Well for a start,members should pay closer attention to their contract renewal date as this informs them of the short window in which they can shop around for a better deal. Make It Cheaper offer a completely free and impartial price comparison service that will save your business 30% across your energy, telecoms and merchant services.

1. Make It Cheaper are:

  • The UK's largest price comparison service exclusively for businesses
  • Receives enquiries from over 2000 small businesses each week looking to cut their costs
  • Makes a typical saving of 30% across their energy, telecoms (fixed line, broadband and mobile) and financial services
  • Based in London Waterloo with over 100 employees
  • A free and impartial service that compares the whole market with complete independence
  • The preferred partner of the Law Society, Interflora and The Institute of Hospitality
  • Works very closely with Doug Richard from Dragons Den, to help businesses nationwide learn how to cut their costs and increase profitability.

2. Business energy contracts works like this:

  • Unlike household utilities, businesses are not free to switch suppliers at any time;
  • 95% of businesses are in a contract which lasts 1-5 years;
  • Suppliers offer attractive 'new customer' rates and penalise loyal customers with uncompetitive rates;
  • A current rule of thumb is that - if you are paying anything over 10p/unit for electricity or over 4p/unit for gas - it would be worth taking some form of action
  • If a business does not serve notice on its supplier it will be automatically rolled in to a new contract typically on higher rates for another 1-2 years (Make It Cheaper can supply a template termination letter);
  • Make It Cheaper reads the small print, knows how and when to serve notice and can advise its customers on how to get on, and stay on, competitive energy rates.

3. If you are interested in receiving help from Make It Cheaper on its non-domestic electricity and/or gas bills

  • Simply call 0800 144 4803 with a recent gas or electricity bill to hand
  • It should take no longer than a 10 minute phone call to see how much you could save
  • Take advantage of their free contract reminder service. Every year Make It Cheaper will call you ahead of your contract renewal date to ensure that you always stay on the best rates
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