Cost Reduction for Schools
Utilitas can help your school save money.
While schools have a different expense base from most other companies we assist, they do share common ground in the operation of a functioning back office and the management of infrastructure costs. Most have a reasonable stationery spend, some have large photocopier costs, and all spend a great deal of their fees on energy.
We have helped schools and colleges across the UK reduce expenditure, improve service delivery and ensure they get value for money from their chosen suppliers.
Common, too, in all the schools Utilitas Solutions has helped, is a desire to reduce their environmental impact. We have aided our clients to introduce carbon reduction technology, increase recycling and develop working practices to reduce energy consumption. We can take this further for your school by looking at swapping to recycled stationery supplies and investigating energy consumption of replacement equipment.
Areas Utilitas can help your school save money
“Utilitas have always been on the end of the phone if I have needed any answers. They are very good at running through their quarterly reports with me, and have consistently found us the cheapest supplier”Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre
“What I am most impressed about with Utilitas is that they are not solely focused on just getting the best rates, they also scrutinise all invoices, old and new to ensure no savings are left uncovered.”Cumnor House School
“We've received fantastic results by using Utilitas. I'd like to thank them for their input and results, and for assisting when we've had energy-related issues, including supply and meter installations, over the last couple of years.”Deputy Bursar
“The savings achieved by Utilitas Solutions speak for themselves and what I like most about the relationship we have with Eric and the rest of the team is that whilst they are tasked with finding the best savings possible they always ensure that our service requirements are met. They always present us with a range of options for us to choose from with the added benefit of their experience and advice as required.”St Albans School
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Utilitas have continued to audit the school’s energy expenditure and ensure their billing is accurate and after working together for 6 years savings of nearly £30,000 have been achieved.Read more
Cumnor House School
Originally a proprietorial boarding preparatory school for boys founded in Croydon, Cumnor House School moved to its present site in Danehill, Sussex in 1948 and became an educational trust in 1988, administered by a governing body. The savings so far have totalled over £11,000, representing a 19% saving.Read more
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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.