If your business is closed due to Coronavirus, now is the moment to make sure you are saving as much as you can on your outgoings, calling in any outstanding debts or money due to you in compensation.
Reduce your bills
Station to Station have commissioned Meercat Associates to help you all to save money on various utilities and business services. These include: Energy (Gas and Electric), Merchant Services (card machines), Telecoms (inc. mobile phone contracts), Water and Insurance.
The best way to access the savings that may be available to you is contact Meercat Associates:
– by email (put ‘S2S Business’ in the subject line), or
– by using this dedicated Whatsapp number: 07982 414 545, where you can upload a photo of your bill, or
– by using the CamScanner app where you can take photos of your bills and turn them into PDFs and email to the above address
One of the Meercat team will get in touch with you to discuss your bills and the options available to you. They can also contact you via Zoom conference calls is this is better for you. You will need a copy of your bill relating to the service you are interested in finding savings for and be able to send a copy to Meercats. Some of you may be in contracts, but you’ll have the info to make the change as soon as you can. This is the perfect time to do all the things you don’t have time to do when you are too busy doing business!
Make your Thames Water compensation claim*
Make sure that you have claimed what is due to you from the disruption caused by the Thames Water road works. These compensation payments can be backdated to 27 May 2019 when the works started. Here is the compensation form. You will need 2 years worth of accounts**, but if you choose to get your accountant to do the application on your behalf, they will also pay his/her fee. This is money that you are owed and deserve.
*there will be no payment for businesses currently closed due to Coronavirus, but once the government restrictions are relaxed and businesses allowed to open again, the compensation will resume
**if you have not been trading as long as this, please apply anyway as the Thames Water underwriters will consider what data you have