Cost Reduction Services for Charites
For the third sector, where people and not profits are the focus, every pound saved through careful management of the funds raised is invaluable. Utilitas Solutions are happy to have helped make significant savings for various charities, including the National Autistic Society
While most suppliers aim to provide good value to charities, and there are various charity-only offers available, we find we can uncover savings in areas that have been overlooked, such as energy-saving technology.
We are very familiar with the opportunities available to charities, and can help you determine your eligibility and identify the best offer for your charity.
We understand your need to achieve the best price possible, and also that your admin team have better things to focus on than supplier-related issues.
With this in mind, we provide you with a number of cheaper suppliers, but also brief you on other clients' experiences with those suppliers. In this way, you can make a fully informed decision based not just on costs but business practices that may impact the work of your team, such as known billing issues, drift from contracted prices, terms and conditions of supply, and after-sales customer service.
And, of course, you have the security of our no win, no fee guarantee.
We find the main target areas for cost reduction for charities including:
“Initially, I was sceptical, but had assurances from Eric and Steve that if they could not find any savings the fee for NAS would be zero. As I thought we'd done a very good job in the past, we had nothing to lose. We were extremely pleased at the level of detail they went into and the savings they produced. We have now asked them to look into other areas of spend to see what they can find there.”THE NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY
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Changes to Climate Change Levy (CCL)
The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is an environmental tax on a company's electricity and gas use.
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.