West Sussex, RH19 1HA February 10, 2012 — Business Advisory Service (BAS), this month are urging all their customers to “have their voices heard” and help affect a change to the energy Industry.
Last year OFGEM published its proposals (http://www.ofgem.gov.uk/Markets/RetMkts/rmr/Pages/rmr.aspx) to create more effective competition within the business gas and electricity sector and from February 15th 2012 OFGEM will begin consulting on its proposed changes that they will look to make. Prior to this BAS have petitioned and encouraged all their customers to petition OFGEM with the following proposed changes to the business gas and business electricity market:
1. All business gas and business electricity bills should clearly display business gas and business electricity contract-end dates and termination procedures.
2. All business gas and electricity bills or all business gas and electricity Renewal Letters to be sent by Recorded Delivery and show the difference between the current rates being charged and the proposed renewal rates in £s and %. Business gas and electricity correspondence must also explain how and when a business must serve notice so that a business is able to prevent their business from being automati622011
cally rolled into a new contract on the renewal rates.
3. A common, single termination notice period be standardised across all business gas and business electricity suppliers.
4. Best Offer First – All suppliers that wish to retain a business at renewal must be compelled to offer their “Best Price First”. This will prevent business gas and business electricity suppliers leveraging against less proactive business customers and prevent unnecessary retention calls if they choose an alternative supplier.
Simon Rand, Sales & Marketing Director at Business Advisory Service said “We have always worked on behalf of our customers and pushed for the best prices for their business gas and business electricity bills, so it comes as no surprise that we support OFGEM and encourage them to improve the layout and information found on all business energy contracts. Not only are we petitioning for change on behalf of OFGEM but BAS will continue to push our suppliers to get the very best and most competitive prices for our customers throughout the UK.
About Business Advisory Service Ltd
Business Advisory Service Ltd (BAS) has built up a wealth of energy negotiating and contracting experience in the National Electricity and Natural Gas Markets. BAS believes in trust, professionalism and a humanistic approach; impartiality while dealing with suppliers is fundamental to obtain the most suitable contract for BAS customers. BAS’s Energy Consultancy is a “Free to use” service with no obligation to agree into any contracts presented. BAS’s fees are paid by the suppliers. With over 15,000 Gas and Electricity products available BAS offers much more choice than any single supplier could offer you directly and for larger users and groups their products are tailored to suit the needs of your individual business and are committed to securing the most competitive energy contract available on the market for your business. Every customer has one point of contact at BAS who will assist you with all your enquiries and negotiations. Backed up by a highly experienced team of professionals BAS is dedicated to ensuring that your customer journey is a positive experience. BAS’s complete contract management service is especially useful for businesses looking to consolidate contract end dates and serving notice to the right suppliers at the right time. For more information visit http://www.businessadvisoryservice.co.uk/