SHRINK OUR BILLS (Business and Domestic Customers)
Juice Jacking – this is when your mobile is using a public USB or power socket to charge up. First tip, make sure your phone is switched off. Second tip, use the power plug if possible rather than the USB socket because some ports are booby trapped with malware. This gives away some of your phone information. Increasingly our phones are full of information, credit cards, contacts, web sites we have browsed and more which is exactly what Cyber criminals are seeking. Even a 60 second power up can be enough to compromise yuour data. Does your cable allow the transmission of both data and power?
Hacked devices can go undetected for a while. Look out for:=
a surge in battery consumption, or a rapid loss of charge – that might let you know that an App is running in the background
is your device running slower?
is your device much warmer than usual?
are Apps crashing or taking a long time to load?
have settings on you device changed?
has your data usage increased?
With thanks to Ritesh Chugh, a senior lecturer in Australia via Apple News
Energy price caps limit how much suppliers can charge you per unit of gas or electricity. They are based on how much it really costs, on average, to get energy to your home. They will ensure you pay a fairer price for your energy and are protected from being overcharged by energy suppliers. Take a look at Ofgem.gov.uk for more information. There is a useful link if you do not know who your supplier is for both electricity and gas.
If suppliers raise their prices, they must write to inform you before a new price applies, and ensure you have enough time to
consider your options and switch away if you want to.
There are 14 regions for gas and in the Eastern region the Ofgem website gives the new price cap rates which will be effective from 1st April 2020 until 30th September 2020. From 1 April 2020, the level of the cap will fall to £1,162 for a dual fuel single rate customer paying by direct debit using a typical amount of energy.
FREE REVIEW OF WATER AND ENERGY FOR BUSINESS CUSTOMERS
– who wants to pay for 7 hours cheap electricity at night when the business is closed?
When you are negotiating a new contract for your business energy and water, do you know that you have a good deal?
Five things to consider:-
1. How do you know which company is best for your business? Some energy companies are selective about the business type they work with (NO PUBS!), their consumption (Got to use a lot before they talk to you), and their geographical area, and some ONLY work with brokers.
2. Have you got a premier broker, that has been audited, that works whole of market, that offers sufficient business to the companies to attract good prices.
3. Do they offer forensic accounting so that your bills are checked going back?
4. Would you like a broker that watches the market and invites you to negotiate your next contract prices when the market is right for you and your business type?
– The final decision about how long the contract will be is always in your hands.
– You are kept fully informed throughout the process.
– Your meter type is checked.
5. If you are on a half hourly meter (00 profile) your kVa is calculated so that you are neither wasting what you are being charged for, nor penalised for under calculating what you need.
– That’s a bit like saying you will do 10,000 miles annually in your car and then going over and being hit with an extra bill you did not want.
Just a little bit about the “new” companies. Keen to get market share, they make generous offers. When it comes to paying the Government levies, have they got enough capital reserves? Some just don’t make it and go under, especially in the competitive domestic market.
Would you like a free review of your energy and water bills? Just complete the contact form for a response to start the process with your consent.