Whilst getting the best possible deal with your energy provider is an important thing to achieve, it only represents part of the picture. If you can lower the amount of energy your home needs, then the amount you pay will automatically reduce in line with that reduction. Avoid Bad Habits They may seem like a…

How to Report a Leak with Thames Water When you spot a water leak ,either in the street or elsewhere, it’s imperative that you don’t assume that someone else has made the call to report it. Every second taken getting it fixed can waste thousands of gallons of water and the first step to getting…

SSE Tariffs explained Scottish and Southern Electricity offers a range of energy tariffs that puts you firmly in control of your spending and protects you against future price rises with a variety of fixed term choices. Not only that, but they’re simple to sign up to and there’s a tariff to suit everyone. 1 Year…

What is Self Assessment? Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) uses a system to collect tax from those in self employment, as opposed to those who pay their tax on a traditional PAYE (pay as you earn) basis. This type of tax arrangement requires the individual to submit a yearly tax return and dictates must…

More and more people, in this modern online age, are choosing to work for themselves. Whilst it does offer more flexibility to fit work around a busy family life, there are certain tax implications that anyone who has a self employed status, needs to be aware of. Sole Trader As a self employed person, Her…

Child benefit is a payment that parents of children up to the age of 16 are entitled to from Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Up until midnight on the 31st of August after your child turns 16, you will be entitled to it. However, there are some changes that might affect your entitlement that…

  Smart meters are almost identical to the energy meter you already have installed in your home, with just a couple major differences that make them the perfect device to help you become more energy efficient. The difference between a traditional and modern smart meter is that the new variety will automatically send your usage…

.EDF smart meters enable you to better understand exactly how much energy you are using and when you use it most. Replacing your traditional gas or electricity meters. They provide a display reading of what you are using, not in watts and megawatts, but in pounds and pence – a measurement we can all relate…

If you run a VAT registered company, you are required under law to submit your VAT returns to Her Majesty Revenue and Customs (HMRC) every quarter. Each 12 week term is often referred to as an accounting period. VAT returns are a documentation of details of activities during the accounting period and pertain to information…

If having an easier life, with no need for taking meter readings. Plus an end to estimated gas bills sounds like a good idea to you? Then we would recommend having a British Gas smart meter installed in your home. Millions have already done so and are saving time and money. Only paying for what…