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Welsh SMEs challenged to save £30m using free services from Carbon Trust Wales

Prince’s Gate has already saved £145,000 this year thanks to the measures recommended by Carbon Trust Wales Carbon Trust Wales is launching a new campaign aiming to help Welsh SMEs save £30 million in just one year and make the ...

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Energy contract rollovers more than a micro problem for small firms

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is supporting the Micro Business and Energy Contract Rollover Bill, tabled by Caroline Lucas MP and set for its second reading in the House of Commons this Friday (25 January 2013). The Bill aims ...

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Employee overtime adds ‘significantly’ to SME energy costs

Employees working overtime can significantly add to an organisation’s energy usage and costs. With research showing three quarters of employees at Britain’s small-to-medium sized businesses (SMEs) clocking an additional 1.9 hours a day on average, the potential cost to business ...

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New health and safety hub to free up time and save money for SMEs

A radical revamp of the way small businesses access official advice about health and safety online has been launched. The new Health and Safety Toolbox brings together in one place ‘everything a small, low-risk business could need to manage health ...

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Small business facilities may struggle to benefit from the Green Deal

Small firms could be left in the red by the Green Deal, which officially opened  yesterday (1 October), as potential cost savings are eaten by rising energy bills driven by a raft of forthcoming costly energy and environmental policies, according ...

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Councils must better understand procurement spend with small firms

Local councils spend

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Are SMEs getting a piece of the FM pie?

While the coalition government continues to claim its support for SMEs, have new public sector procurement models given smaller companies a fair share of the action? Cathy Hayward finds out whether Whitehall has stuck to its promise of a revolution in the way it procures services.

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