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20 Sep 2023

ACT members will benefit from a long term discounted commission of just 3%

18 Sep 2023

Sustrans are calling on schools and families across the UK to take part in Cycle to School Week from 25 to 29 September to experience how travelling actively can be healthy, cheap and fun.

18 Sep 2023

New statistics showing a 5% fall in cycling from last year should be a “wake-up call for the government” and are due to the Government's "flawed" decision to slash the...

18 Sep 2023

The government’s Active Lives Survey has revealed that, in 2022, Cambridge (50%), Oxford (35%), Isles of Scilly (30%), Hackney (28%), and Southwark (25%) were the five local authorities in...

18 Sep 2023

ACT member Balfe’s Bikes has begun its plan to introduce Cytech apprentices to its stores and upskill existing staff through the Cytech training programme.

15 Sep 2023

The team from Whistler Adventure School (WAS), which recently became the only centre in Canada accredited to offer Cytech technical three, is to deliver a series of free sessions in Scotland,...

6 Sep 2023

Offers designed to help Londoners 'make the green transition' following the expansion of the ultra low emission zone (ULEZ) last month include a range of discounts, offers or trials available...

6 Sep 2023

A new report on the state of the UK cycle industry suggests that bike sales have fallen once again, months after it was reported that they had fallen to a 20-year low in 2022.

6 Sep 2023

Rebecca, staff member with the ACT has released an EP on the music platform Spotify, with popular local band Thee Derelique.

5 Sep 2023

Small and medium sized retailers who may be struggling amid current economic challenges have been offered an opportunity to share their stories on TV.

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Government’s energy efficiency campaign to helps SMEs reduce their energy bills.

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News

A Government energy efficiency campaign has been launched to help SME businesses across the UK to both better understand and reduce their energy usage - and in turn reduce their energy bills. The campaign promotes a range of actions that businesses can take to increase their energy efficiency, from easy no or low-cost actions to longer-term investments.

Business energy

Key energy saving actions being promoted as part of the campaign, include: 

Quick and easy, no-cost actions:

  • Turning off lights: turn off lighting in unoccupied areas and outside of working hours.
  • Adjusting your heating: set your heating to 19°C and cooling to 24°C or higher to ensure a comfortable but low-cost temperature on your premises.

 Low-cost actions

  • Review your energy tariff: contact your energy supplier to understand their tariffs and compare with other providers before agreeing a contract.
  • Conduct an energy usage assessment: assess how your business currently uses energy and identify how savings can be made.
  • Install a smart meter: contact your energy supplier to arrange a smart meter installation, or ask your landlord to do so, to get accurate data about how your business uses energy.
  • Stop draughts and insulate doors and windows: block unwanted gaps around windows, doors and floors to stop heat escaping and reduce your energy bills.
  • Upgrade your lightbulbs: upgrade lighting to LED bulbs, which use very little energy and are long-lasting.
  • Ensure your boiler is properly maintained: well-maintained boilers are significantly more efficient to run.

Long-term investments

  • Replace your boiler with a heat pump with the help of a government grant: the Government is offering grants of up to £6,000 off the cost of a heat pump, which are significantly more efficient than traditional boilers.
  • Invest in energy efficient products: the Energy Technology List provides businesses with a regularly updated list of government-approved energy efficiency products to save your business energy and money.

 For further information, click here.

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