Two-thirds of energy managers at small- and medium-sized businesses in the UK expect energy costs to rise in the next decade. That is according to a survey of 250 people from YouGov last month. No surprise there.
However, there is a distinct lack of clarity over exactly what that means. Over half of those who answered (58%) were “unsure or unaware” about the impact of rising non-commodity costs, which are charges related to networks and policy changes. Those charges are due to rise 45% over the next decade according to Npower Business Solutions, which commissioned the study, and help push up electricity costs by 55%.
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