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On renewal of the lease they took only two of their previous ...

On renewal of the lease they took only two of their previous three small floors in the building and saved a substantial amount particularly because, as usual, the rent went up with the new lease. Rates / Council tax Like rent, this is a cost which it is very difficult to do anything about. A reduction will automatically follow if the total square footage is reduced as part of a rent-reduction scheme.

Otherwise, nothing is lost by an appeal to the rating authority. The local inspector may be helpful. Heat and Light The emphasis here should be on providing a comfortable and safe level of warmth and light in the most economical way. Notwithstanding any capital costs which might well be recouped over a period consideration should be given to: a.

Insulation and draught proofing.

This normally yields a good return in cost saving; b. Replacement of electric pub heaters or fan heaters with a thermostatically controlled 'central system; - c.

Improving the performance of an existing central-heating system with a modern ,microchip-based control unit. A London company installed one for £11,400 and saved about £11,800 in oil during the next six months; d.

Reducing the temperature of water supplied to wash basins. Such water is often too hot and a few degrees' reduction in temperature can save a good deal; e. Installing up-to-date strip lighting which will give a better more even.

light than the old-style bulbs at less cost in electricity. It is also worth examining whether, with existing strip lights, the most effective and economical tubes are being used.

Nothing will be lost, and something may be gained, by asking a lighting manufacturer to have a look at your premises and suggest improvements. Make sure they give you an estimate of the savings to be made by any changes.

Finally, check with the electricity board that your premises are on the ...

Finally, check with the electricity board that your premises are on the most economical tariff. The tariff was probably set when you started busi... read more

About half the suppliers agreed to a reduction without any arguments. In ...

About half the suppliers agreed to a reduction without any arguments. In the cases where the suppliers would not agree to a lower price, alternative quotes were obtai... read more

It is important, therefore, to choose machines suited to the work required ...

It is important, therefore, to choose machines suited to the work required to be done, and not to be influenced by enthusiastic, young sales persons into taking a machine which is unn