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16 Oct 2023

Thousands more people will start cycling, or be given support to cycle more, thanks to a new £4 million funding boost for Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival programme.

16 Oct 2023

Cytech accredited ACT member MTB Monster, a mountain bike specialist near Blackburn, which has seen rapid growth of its team and expansion of its physical space, is working with Lancashire...

16 Oct 2023

Consumer safety charity Electrical Safety First has called again for e-bikes, e-scooters and their batteries to be better regulated in the UK after New York City recently introduced rules that...

10 Oct 2023

Flexi Voucher lets customers spread tax-free shopping over the year

6 Oct 2023

gogeta, the new tax-free cycling platform that offers a much fairer deal for independent bike retailers, has had more than 150 retailers sign up since its launch. gogeta, which is the only cycle...

4 Oct 2023

Shop owners have called on the Home Secretary to specifically outlaw attacks on retail workers.

4 Oct 2023

From the start of October, bans and restrictions on single-use plastic cutlery, polystyrene cups and food containers, single-use balloon sticks and certain types of polystyrene cups and...

2 Oct 2023

A new survey conducted to coincide with Cycle to School Week has revealed that more than a third of children are put off riding a bike because the roads are too busy. 28% said that...

2 Oct 2023

Simon Storey, of The Bicycle Bus has been presented with the Green Award at the BBC Coventry & Warwickshire Make a Difference Awards.

2 Oct 2023

A new report has indicated a total year on year fall of 8% in the UK bicycle market, with both mechanical and electric bikes affected. Sales of the latter were especially impacted and lagging...

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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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