Farming Cost Reduction Services
With our roots deep in Kent, the Garden of England, it was natural for us to look at how we could support the agricultural sector to reduce their overheads and maximise their profitability. Most of our farming clients are top fruit and soft fruit growers, but we have been successful with cost-management strategies for small and large farmers alike, with anything from a simple change of energy supplier to feasibility studies for the installation of a wind farm.
If you are a rural producer with increased power requirements, wish to explore alternative energy sources, or just want to reduce the size of your energy bills, Utilitas Solutions can help. Remember, we guarantee to save you money with our no win, no fee policy.
Cost Reduction Services
“Surprisingly the two things I value the most are: the peace of mind in knowing the suppliers selected are good, honest suppliers, and that the prices and invoices are constantly under review by Utilitas. In the unlikely event that we do have any issues, Utilitas is on hand to sort it out. And of course the savings they introduce in the first place are very welcome!”Berry Gardens
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Businesses that pay the standard rate of VAT (20%) are also charged the CCL, although there are exceptions. Those that meet the minimal use requirements and are charged the reduced rate of VAT (5%) don't pay the CCL.
• For electricity, this means using an average of less than 33 kWh per day (1,000 kWh per month)
• For gas, this means using an average of less than 145 kWh per day (4,397 kWh per month)
From 1st April 2019 the government is increasing the rate of CCL; from 0.583 pp kWh to 0.847 pp kWh for Electricity, and from 0.203 pp kWh to 0.339 ppkWh for Natural Gas.
This is an increase of 45% for electricity and 67% for gas. We wanted to make you aware of these changes so that you can plan your budgets accordingly.
With energy prices constantly on the rise this may seem like just more bad news. However, in reality the CCL charge makes up a very small percentage of your overall energy bill.
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