Supporting Businesses to Reduce Costs

Our partnership with PSP aims to work with you to identify and realise savings when considering new contracts and choosing suppliers. We can also support you to navigate the current cost of living crisis and achieve the best value on services like electricity, gas, water and telecoms.

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Single-use plastics ban

From 1 October 2023 businesses must no longer supply, sell or offer certain single-use plastic items in England. You can prepare your business for the new rules by:

  • using up existing stock before 1 October
  • finding re-usable alternatives to single-use items
  • using different materials for single-use items
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Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

Together with IPM’s Chief Economist, Christian Spence, The BID Foundation has analysed the Treasury’s 70-page publication and presented the key points for your review.

You can watch the full, 50-minute analysis of the statement here. The slides are also available to download.

Read the summary

Business rates revaluation 2023

You can now see the future rateable value for your business property. The Valuation Office Agency (VOA) has updated the rateable values of all business, and other non-domestic, property in England and Wales.

These future rateable values will take effect from 1 April 2023.

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Business SOS

Following rumours of an energy prize freeze, over 150,000 businesses from across the UK are urging Government to act on spiralling energy costs which are proving more detrimental than the pandemic.

The #BusinessSOS campaign warns of mass closure and redundancies if immediate and effective action isn’t taken – the true situation that Britain faces today.

Read The Article Here


Statement on UK government support for energy costs – from IPM and The BID Foundation

The Prime Minister has announced a support package to deal with the rising cost of energy and imminent change to the energy price cap.

The Institute of Place Management and The BID Foundation has responded to this announcement and you can read their perspective on the range of measures on their website. This response is guiding their ongoing work with government and other sector leaders.

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Through the West of England Combined Authority, a range of support and funding options are available to help SMEs cut costs and become more energy efficient, including:

  • Carbon surveys – free impartial support to find ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs.
  • Green business grants – funding to make energy savings and carbon reduction improvements to your buildings and operations.
  • Rooftop solar grants – funding to install solar panels on larger commercial and industrial buildings.
  • Heat pump grants – funding to install low carbon heating systems.
  • Energy bill advice – get in touch to talk about ways to reduce your businesses energy costs.