Guide to Switching Business Electricity

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*At least 10% of businesses who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with us between August 2017 and August 2018 saved £1,027 or more.

Every business needs an electricity supply to function efficiently, if only to light an office or power a laptop, and it's tough for a company to have any kind of commercial footprint without electricity. So it makes sense to make sure your business is on the best business electricity rates available.

Switching to a better business energy deal isn’t quite as straightforward as arranging a new household energy tariff though. If you're looking to switch electricity commercially, you need to know that these contracts are set up differently. Rates aren't the same as domestic plans and there is no dual fuel option either.

UKPower aims to help you get the best deal. Use our business electricity price comparison service to ensure you get the best available tariff. We're the experts to come to if you want to switch electricity provider. Take a look at our guide below for all the info you will need on easily and quickly moving business plans.

How to switch electricity provider

Switching electricity provider doesn't need to be hard, but it can easily become a taxing if you're not ready and willing to put in the hard miles. But the benefits vastly outweigh the pitfalls, even from a purely financial standpoint.

You could easily be on a standard tariff currently (the plan that customers 'fall on' after their initial deal expires), which means you're paying more than you need to. This is a prime reason to switch electricity providers.

You can compare business electricity tariffs and switch to a new deal in just five simple steps:

  • Step 1 - Approach suppliers for business electricity quotes.
  • Step 2 - Choose the tariff which best suits your needs.
  • Step 3 - Apply for the new business electricity contract with the new supplier.
  • Step 4 - Inform your previous supplier of the switch.
  • Step 5 - Wait for your new business electricity supply to take effect.

It's possible that your switch in supplier will get rejected. This only usually happens if you owe a debt to your old supplier. If you're rejected a switch, contact them. They will give you a reason for their rejection. If it's because you owe them money, then try to pay the debt as soon as possible.

If all is well and accepted, then there is actually very little else for you to do. The rest of the work will be handled by the two suppliers in questions, and all that's needed from you is to sit back and wait for the new tariff to come into play.

This one process is simple and easy. But don't forget, this has only been done for one supplier. If you want the absolute best deal, this must be repeated between each and every business energy supplier - upward of 10 comparisons.

That's where UKPower come in. It's our bread and butter to help take the hassle away from companies who want to reduce their energy bill but don't quite know where to start.

Our team’s expert knowledge of the commercial energy market means they can advise you on which tariff best suits the needs of your business and assist in the switching process by providing all of the information and documents you need.

To find out more about how we can reduce your energy costs and lighten your load, call us today on 0800 326 5517.

How to get the best business electricity deal

What is best for you as a business can mean any number of things. Green energy, cheaper prices and good, quality service are but a few of the reasons why you may want to get your energy from a new supplier. But how do you know what they offer and how that compares to their rivals? It's a hard road to travel.

This is why UKPower are on hand to help discuss and decide which supplier is best for you. We're experts in the field, and our completely free service will end up with you getting a really good energy deal. That's the best way to improve what you spend on utility bills and know you've got the best service at the end.

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