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Ofgem have announced a major regulation change which will impact the cost of your business’ electricity bills and may affect when you use electricity. This new regulation is called DCP 228 and is one of the latest regulations to impact DUoS (Distribution Use of System) charges and will come into effect from...Read more
...if you don't already, the introduction of DCP 161 legislation will mean that you will need to have a good understanding of your business' energy usage against capacity.
What is DCP 161?
DCP 161 is a new measure which has been introduced by Ofgem and will be effective from 1st April 2018....Read more
The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), due to come into force on 25th May 2018, has been cited as the largest change to data protection legislation in the last 20 years. As explained by PwC, the data privacy and protection landscape is rapidly transforming as new regulation puts all...Read more
With IT based services continuing to develop and evolve at a phenomenal rate, legislation needs to be regularly updated to protect online privacy. In January this year, the European Commission published a draft proposal to implement a new ePrivacy Regulation. The proposed regulation will replace the 2002 ePrivacy Directive (amended...Read more
Technological developments in the energy sector means that it is now possible to remotely monitor your business’ energy consumption. The technology used for measuring gas and electricity varies slightly as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and standard gas is measured by a data logger and electricity is measured by an Automated Meter Reader...Read more
We are now emerging from the winter months where energy prices have been at a peak. As we move into spring / summer we would usually expect to see a slight easing on pricing as consumption reduces in the warmer months. However, with continual volatility surrounding "Brexit" and the political situation...Read more
...and we’re not just talking about the new tax year! 1st April 2017 marks the implementation deadline for P272 legislation.
What is P272?
In simple terms, this legislation changes how suppliers will settle power consumption and enforce Half Hourly (HH) metering where required. The legislation applies to all maximum demand meters with...Read more
A few months ago the Government introduced an amendment to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulation (PECR). In a nutshell, this new legislation means that a phone number needs to be displayed when making a marketing call. The update to PECR applies to calls to individuals and businesses and is also relevant...Read more
The latest 2015 BCR Associates Business Report is now out.
Your typical energy bill can be a minefield of confusing terms and jargon that are often difficult to understand. With government legislations such as ESOS and P272 being enforced in recent months, it is more important than ever to get to...Read more