WaterDeck “access water data anytime anywhere” – First Business Water

– An innovative web-based platform designed to support businesses and charitable organisations to easily understand and track their water consumption as well as benchmark water usage performance –  On May 1st 2018, First Business Water is officially launching its innovative online platform, WaterDeck. Designed to support businesses to easily monitor and clearly understand how much water is being used across their site(s) in a simple and visual way. The development of WaterDeck is driven from our desire to encourage and…

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Happy Birthday – First Business Water

– Happy 1st Anniversary – First Business Water – It has been one year since we were granted our licence to operate in the deregulated water market and this marks a good time to reflect on how far First Business Water has come in such a short space of time. Despite the continued challenges of poor data and lack of awareness amongst some customers – we have grown our customer base significantly developing strong and deep relationships with our customers…

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First Business Water is ranked highly in comparison to other water retailers with a performance rate of 95.2% success of tasks completed on time

  MOSL published the latest chart of Market Performance by National Retailers (April 2018), showing how each retailer performed and completed tasks in accordance with Market Performance Standards (MPS). The three main tasks that retailers have been assessed against are Partial Registration, Late Meter Read submission and Missed Meter Reads which are measured by successes (on time) and failures (late). So far, First Business Water has achieved a performance rate a 95.2% success rate of tasks completed on time reflecting…

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First Business Water’s guide to water efficiency in your workplace

To celebrate Water Saving Week, we have created a “First Business Water’s guide to water efficiency in your workplace”. Click here to download the PDF file. Water is a precious natural resource and finite. Less than 3% of the earth’s water is fresh water and only 0.3% is readily accessible. The consumption of available freshwater has to be shared between nature, agriculture, business and households. In the UK, water companies supply millions of litres a day but must be careful to…

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First Business Water has moved to a new office!

We are excited to announce that our team at First Business Water have moved to a new home in Pinner! Our business is growing, our team is expanding and as such we needed more space to operate. We are excited about our new office and would like to share this moment with you. So, let’s have a look at the motivation to make a move. The Space and Decoration Our last office served us well but as our team is…

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Are you paying the right VAT on your water bills?

The question seems simple doesn’t it, yet we often see organisations that are not paying the right amount of Value Added Tax (VAT). So, to help you understand the key factors involved to answer this question, let’s take a look at the detail. VAT is a levy on the sale of certain goods or services by UK businesses and is currently set at 20%. Businesses that undertake industrial activities that fall under division 1-5 under the 1980 Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)…

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How much water do our everyday devices use?

Have you ever wondered how much water devices consume in your business premise or household? Based on the figures from Discover Water, the average in the UK is 141 litres per person per day. This amount might not seem that significant, but if we compare this against one of our EU neighbours, Germany, who use only 121 litres per person per day! – that is circa 15% less than us. So, let’s have a look at what constitutes the make…

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Established Midlands Care Home Operator – saves time and money when switching to First Business Water

Our client is an established care home operator based in the Midlands*. With four sites and almost 100 patients, this nursing home had a large number of bills and were finding their current situation confusing and ineffective. Wanting to take advantage of the open market they wanted to consolidate all their bills and change suppliers as they were faced with a number of issues. Working as part of their team, we worked closely with their staff to gain an in-depth…

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Wholesale water prices updated from April 2018 – The highest RPI level in 5 years – Water companies announce wholesale charges scheme 2018/19

Wholesalers have announced forthcoming tariff changes for non-domestic premises for the period April 2018 to March 2019. With inflation running at the highest level since 2012, the average price increase is circa 4-5%. We have analysed the small user volumetric charge per m3 tariff for the wholesalers and determined the % increase on 2017/18 tariffs. For most wholesalers (Thames, United Utilities, Anglian & Northumbrian) there is a higher % increase in the wastewater tariff as compared to the clean water…

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The potential drought crisis in South East England? More innovation required

The recent UK Storm Eleanor caused 15 areas in the UK to have severe flood warnings. Even this excessive rainfall has not helped to fill up the reservoirs in the south-east of England which will be facing a drought this summer. The extremely dry weather and below average rainfall has resulted in river flows being below the standard level which directly affects the businesses and domestic households in this area. The temporary water restrictions such as hosepipe bans which we…

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