Parish Buying is a service set up by the Church, for the Church. By uniting buying power collectively they can negotiate better prices for individual churches. In buying together everyone saves together – releasing more resources for your parish's mission and ministry.
Through the bulk buying power of the Church they negotiate competitive prices with suppliers across a range of different contracts (everything from photocopiers to your gas or electricty bill). All of their suppliers undergo a rigorous selection process, and the contracts have been professionally reviewed. They manage the contracts too, so you're guaranteed ongoing support throughout the buying process.
Government Energy Relief Scheme
- Caps energy cost at £211 per megawatt hour (MWh) for electricity and £75 per MWh for gas
- Relates to bills for October 2022 to March 2023 (not afterwards)
- Will appear as a discount on bills received
- No action required by customer
- Implementation not yet clear – when it is, guidance will be published on www.parishbuying.org.uk/about/news
- Scheme will not affect Energy Basket customers as pricing is below the government’s energy cap
Parish Buying Energy Basket
- Churches in Energy Basket have now received notification of their pricing for 2022/23
- While pricing is much lower than current market rates, it is not good news and it will be a challenge for many churches, both in the basket and outside it
- The National Church is considering what response it can give
Parish Buying recently held a webinar about the current state of the energy market in relation to its Energy Basket and Fixed Deals (September 2022). The recording can be seen here.
For more information please visit the Parish Buying website:
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