Chancellor should give small businesses the same utilities protection as domestic customers, says Forum of Private Business

Small businesses are being held back by the rising cost of utilities and fuel and need more support in next week's Budget, the Forum of Private Business is arguing. With reducing business costs one of the main pillars of its Get Britain Trading 2012 campaign, the Forum has also submitted evidence to Ofgem's Retail Market Review, which is exploring ways to better protect business energy customers, including helping them to be more aware of their contract terms, improving their experience when switching energy suppliers, as well as increasing confidence in third-part intermediaries and boosting trust in suppliers. The Forum is

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