Energy Costs

Reducing energy and resource use could help your business save money, be competitive and reduce its carbon footprint.

The supply of utilities in the UK is highly deregulated and the majority of services are provided by the private sector.

Gas and electricity

The energy market in Scotland is denationalised and consumers can choose from several different suppliers. You can find out more about selecting a gas and electricity supplier from OFGEM.

As of early-2018, the average price of electricity for a medium-sized company in the UK was 14.37p per kilowatt hour, while the average price of gas was 3.80p per kilowatt hour.

Several organisations can provide advice on reducing your energy bills. These include the Energy Saving Trust and Greener Scotland.

Water and sewerage

Setting up a new water connection or changing to a new supplier is a straightforward process and usually takes less than a month. You can find out more about selecting a water and sewerage supplier from Scotland on Tap.

A number of organisations can provide advice on reducing your water bills. These include the Energy Saving Trust and the AquaFund.

Telephone and broadband

The telecommunications market in Scotland is denationalised and a wide range of suppliers serve consumers in the Edinburgh area. You can find out more about selecting a telephone and broadband supplier from OFCOM.

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