Keep your business relevant and compliant with our carefully selected news and legislative updates below.
BCR Associates were pleased to join nearly 200 stakeholders of North Devon’s manufacturing industry, who assembled at the Barnstaple Hotel on the evening of Thursday 18th May for the annual NDMA Awards ceremony.
The purpose of the event was to recognise the achievements of local manufacturers as well as the next...Read more
As you may already know, the Water Market became deregulated on 1st April 2017.
What does deregulation mean?
Up until 1st April 2017, most businesses had to purchase their water from their local water supplier. From April 2017, most businesses will be able to choose the retailer that they buy their water...Read more
Information technology has transformed the way we do business, the internet is no longer a luxury but essential to the way we conduct business. How would your business cope if it were to lose connectivity?
The power of the internet cannot be overestimated, it is an invaluable asset to businesses,...Read more
Technological developments in the energy sector means that it is now possible to remotely monitor your business’ energy consumption. The technology used for measuring gas and electricity varies slightly as Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and standard gas is measured by a data logger and electricity is measured by an Automated Meter Reader...Read more
Energy legislation such as MOD 0428 and P272 have had a significant impact on the way in which suppliers present your bill, and more importantly, the way that they charge your energy to you. Your energy bills will now look very different to how they have in the past.
Our energy...Read more
Your energy bill explained
The unit rate on your electricity bill is divided into two main elements; the wholesale costs of electricity (the commodity) and non-commodity costs. The wholesale element makes up approximately 48% of your electricity unit rate while the remaining 52% consists of a number of different government levies,...Read more
In 2015 Gavin Patterson CEO, BT Group, announced BT's plan to migrate all customers to an IP network by 2025, eventually switching off PSTN and ISDN services. But what does this really mean for your business?
Your company’s telecoms system plays a crucial role in business performance and a lot of...Read more
In 2015 BT announced their plan to migrate all users to IP networks and completely switch off ISDN services by 2025. Although the deadline is years away, the number of businesses using ISDN lines has severely diminished over the last few years. More companies now have a SIP or hosted solution...Read more
There are plenty of uncontrollable circumstances that can cause your business to experience downtime. This could be a natural disaster, cyber-attack, power loss, equipment failure, supplier fault, damage to your business phone lines or simple human error.
Whilst you can't prevent these events from occurring, a well thought out disaster recovery...Read more