£3m of renewable heat fund allocated to improve heating in social housing

BCC Joins SFHA as Commercial Associates

Glasgow-based procurement specialists Business Cost Consultants (BCC) are delighted to announce their partnership with the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA). They join SFHA as Commercial Associates, enabling them to build on existing, UK-wide experience and expertise within the housing sector. In addition, Business Cost Consultants offer SFHA members competitive utility and other procurement services … Continued

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Will the Proposed Tory Energy Cap Affect Businesses?

As election fever sweeps the country, the Tory party have pledged an interesting energy cap promise for consumers. The proposed cap is thought to benefit households by putting a cap on energy bills, but how will this affect businesses? Business energy prices skyrocketing Energy bills are one of the top ongoing costs for businesses, so … Continued

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5 Reasons to Outsource Cleaning Services

Many businesses use in-house staff for their daily cleaning duties, however this is not always cost effective or a practical use of staff time. Here are 5 reasons why your business should outsource cleaning services:   Quality of service  First impressions count and your business premises should project an image of professionalism and cleanliness – … Continued

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Are You Paying Over the Odds for Office Supplies?

If you work in an office there’s one thing that’s in high demand, but often not given the same attention as other long-term outgoings: office supplies. Although used every day, the procurement of office supplies is often not a cost-saving priority compared to things like utilities. However, there are still significant savings to be made … Continued

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New Water Market Competition in England and Wales

The water market in England and Wales is set to follow Scotland, as it moves to open up competition this year. From April 2017, more than 1.2 million businesses will be able to choose their water supplier rather than rely on the company holding the regional monopoly in their area. This is something which is … Continued

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UK businesses overpaying £500m on energy per year

Are you one of the UK businesses overpaying on your energy bills? It’s estimated that businesses in the UK overpay up to the value of £500m on their gas and electricity every single year. According to new research, it’s estimated that around 1 in 5 business energy bills contain mistakes ranging from incorrect rates to … Continued

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How to Avoid Wasteful Office Technology

One of the trickiest jobs in the workplace is trying to decide on and justify new office technology. It can be difficult to determine what products will be the best value for money, or whether or not certain equipment will prove useful in aiding employees to produce the most efficient output in their day-to-day work. … Continued

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Small Businesses: Save a Fortune with Smart Meters

Does your business already have a smart meter installed? If not now is the time to consider installing them, as they could save you a fortune on gas and electricity bills. At Business Cost Consultants, we explore every avenue of cost-saving within your business, but one thing which undoubtedly helps you to keep control of … Continued

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How Can Business Cost Consultants Help Businesses in Administration?

At Business Cost Consultants, our aim is to save your organisation on a variety of regular business costs regardless of your current situation. However, many people are not aware of the administration services we offer, and the benefits it can bring. Of course, we would ideally be making significant business cost savings long before it … Continued

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