Energy suppliers – make the switch!

energy supplier, energy procurementA recent investigations by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has found that millions of households are essentially being penalised for their loyalty when it comes to energy providers.

The inquiry found that more than 95% of consumers who buy both their gas and electricity from one of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers (British Gas, EDF Energy, SSE, Scottish power, N Power and E.ON) could have made average savings of between £150 and £234 per year.

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WEEE Regulations support: NEW VIDEO

WEEE Regulations, Introduction to the WEEE Regulations, WEEE, WEEE compliance, Support with the WEEE Regulations, WEEE Regulations help, WEEE compliance support, WEEE compliance help, weee regulations support, electric waste recycling, electronic waste recyclingComply Direct are delighted to announce the release of our new WEEE Regulations support video designed to help obligated producers get to grips with the legislation.

The WEEE Regulations were put in place back in 2006 (and then amended in 2013) to ensure that businesses are taking resposibility for the products they place on the market when they eventually come to the end of their life.

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WEEE Dual use guidance published by EA

WEEE dual use guidance, WEEE Regulations, Introduction to the WEEE Regulatioms, WEEE, WEEE compliance, Support with the WEEE Regulations, WEEE Regulations help, WEEE compliance support, WEEE compliance helpThe Environment Agency has published new WEEE Dual Use guidance this week  (February 23) outlining general principles for assessing whether EEE and WEEE should be classified as B2C or B2B.

The definitions of household and non-household WEEE were amended last year after it was highlighted that the UK’s definitions of household and business WEEE were inconsistent with the definition given by the European commission.

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ESOS energy assessments: Are you prepared?

ESOS, ESOS energy assessment, Energy savings opportunity scheme, ESOS data collection, ESOS compliance ESOS requires obligated buisnesses to collect a substantial amount of energy consumption data in order to complete the mandatory ESOS energy assessments before the compliance date of 5th December. It may seem like a while away, but are you prepared?

From the ESOS Qualification date of 31st December 2014, any UK business that had over 250 employees in the UK OR a turnover of over £40 million (and a balance sheet of £34 million) will now likely be obligated for the first compliance phase of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

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WEEE Regulations video explains all

WEEE Regulations, Introduction to the WEEE Regulations, WEEE, WEEE compliance, Support with the WEEE Regulations, WEEE Regulations help, WEEE compliance support, WEEE compliance help

The WEEE Regulations were put in place back in 2006 (and then amended in 2013) to ensure that businesses are taking resposibility for the products they place on the market when they eventually come to the end of their life.

At Comply Direct, we understand how confusing the Regulations can be for newly obligated producers and for businesses encountering the Regulations for the first time.

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Introduction to the WEEE Regulations WebClinic

WEEE Regulations, Introduction to the WEEE Regulatioms, WEEE, WEEE compliance, Support with the WEEE Regulations, WEEE Regulations help, WEEE compliance support, WEEE compliance helpBack after popular demand and numerous requests for support with the WEEE Regulations, Comply Direct will be hosting another ‘Introduction to the WEEE Regulations’ WebClinic on Wednesday 25th February at 10am.

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Introduction to the Packaging Regulations WebClinic.

Packaging regulations, The Packaging Regulations, packaging regulations overview, packaging regulations explained, packaging compliance, comply with packaging regulationsBack after popular demand and numerous requests for support with the Packaging Regulations, Comply Direct will be hosting another ‘Introduction to the Packaging Regulations’ WebClinic on Wednesday 25th February at 2pm.

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WEEE compliance fee methodology announced by BIS

weee compliance fee, weee compliance fee methodology, weee compliance schemesThe Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) have announced their decision to use the WEEE Compliance Fee methodology proposed by the Joint Trade Association.

The BIS received three proposals to consider in October last year and earlier this week (2 February) announced that the WEEE compliance fee methodology submitted by The Joint Trade Association (JTA), made up of three WEEE compliance schemes, had been approved by the secretary of state. Continue reading

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Portable battery definition consultation

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Long-awaited proposals to update the portable  battery definition were published by Defra on 26 January 2015 providing further guidance for producers. Continue reading

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Printer cartridges to be classed as WEEE

WEEE regulations, WEEE, BIS, printer cartridgesThe Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) have responded to updated guidance following the European Commission’s FAQ document on the expanding scope of the WEEE Directives, signalling that printer cartridges will soon be classed as WEEE.

Beckoning major changes for UK businesses BIS has issued guidance on the recent WEEE Recast and confirmed that producers of printer cartridges will, from 2016, be classed as EEE producers.

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