Save Costs with the Chamber

Date: 29/04/2020
Author: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
Company: Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

At present, businesses throughout the UK are feeling the effects of lockdown restrictions. Purse strings have been tightened and keeping costs down is paramount.

Government grants and loans can help ease the burden on cash flow, but there are always smaller costs to bear in mind that may be overlooked. To help businesses keep their costs down, the Chamber would like to highlight its key cost-cutting services that are available to members, free of charge.

Take a look at what is on offer below:

Chamber Utilities

Through Chamber Utilities, all Chamber members are entitled to a free energy health-check. The health-check can be used to find a better rate for your business’ utilities, or it can simply confirm that you’re already on the best rate for your business.

Powered by our partners, Inspired Energy, the team can identify over-charges and help you to control your energy usage. They’ll even provide a dedicated account manager to support you through the health check process – reviewing your utility usage has never been more convenient.

Chamber Protect

Chamber Protect is a specialist advice line and online portal available to members, included in membership.

Provided by our partners, Quest, this service offers hundreds of documents, policies and procedures which can be downloaded and edited to meet the needs of your business. Chamber Protect covers: HR, Health and Safety, Tax, VAT and Legal.

Chamber Roadside Assist

Chamber membership entitles you to up to 60% discount on breakdown cover with the AA. Whether it is just for one car, or your business fleet, you could save money for you and your business. There is a range of cover levels that you can access through this offer, so you just need to find the one that’s right for you and your business.

Chamber Primary Healthcare

Greater Manchester Chamber members have access to the Chamber Primary Healthcare Plan through our partners, Westfield Health.

This healthcare plan offers employers an affordable, high-value employee plan which can provide benefits for both the business and the employee. The plan provides money back towards healthcare bills and also offers cash rewards whilst protecting businesses from issues such as absenteeism. There are a number of different levels to the plan, so that you can choose the one best suited to the needs of your business

VAT Reclaim

Businesses can recover VAT refunds on local and overseas travel spend as well as foreign supplier services, by maximising your company’s VAT refund yield these savings can amount up to 27% of these expenses. Members of the Chamber can access a free VAT recovery consultation to determine VAT saving potential from our partners VAT IT.

To find out more about how you can use these services, exclusively for Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce Members, or how you  can make the most out of your membership please call 0161 3939 4321.