Compare cheap business gas prices

Businesses use gas in lots of different ways - from firing up a restaurant kitchen to keeping a shop at a cost temperature for staff and customers - and however your business uses it, the costs can soon add up if you're not on the best business gas rates.

Unnecessarily high energy costs are not something any business has to put up with, but it’s important to shop around and make sure you’re getting the best deal on your business gas. And the simplest way to compare cheap business gas prices is to let the UKPower energy experts do all the hard work for you.

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*with no price cap in place for businesses, some out of contract rates are up between 15% and 120%

How to get the cheapest business gas rates

Business gas rates are always fluctuating, which can make it tricky to find the best gas and electricity tariffs for your business. This is where we come in - our energy experts have the time and know-how to find the best deal for your business’s needs.

Not only will our dedicated team shop around to get you the best deal, they’ll take you through the switching process step-by-step to make sure you don’t hit any snags. They’ll support you terminating your contract with your current provider, and offer solutions to any potentially prickly objections that could come up as a result.

It’s not just about finding the best price - we also factor in those other features that make life a little easier, like online billing and great customer service, so you can be confident you’re getting the complete package.

Plus, our service is completely free of charge, so you won’t have to pay us a penny.

All you have to do is let us know a few details, either by entering your details at the top of the page, or by giving our experts a call on 0800 326 5517 and we’ll do the rest.

What are the cheapest business gas rates?

When you’re looking to switch business energy supplier, you have to get a separate quote for gas and electricity from each individual supplier.

While this means that your tariff will be suited to the specific needs of your business, it can also make it difficult to know whether you’re actually on the best-priced tariff available.

But, with a quick call to the energy experts at UKPower, you can instantly compare quotes to find the cheapest commercial gas supplier and the bets deal for your business.

Before you get in touch, though, it’s a good idea to know roughly how much energy a business the size of yours should be using, and how much you can expect to pay.

This table shows the industry average gas cost per kWh, as well as standing charges, based on business size.

What are average gas rates for business?

Business size Average annual usage (kWh) Average price (per kWh) Standing charge (daily) Average annual price
Microbusiness 5,000 - 15,000 4.1p - 4.5p 23p - 26p £300 - £700
Small business 15,000 - 30,000 3.8p - 4p 21p - 22p £800 - £1,400
Medium business 30,000 - 50,000 3.5p - 3.7p 18p - 20p £1,500 - £2,000

What’s the best gas deal for your business?

Each business has different needs, and to suppliers provide different tariffs to try and meet these demands. In general, there are five types of main contract available for businesses. These are:

  • Fixed term contract - You pay a fixed cost per unit (kWh) for your energy throughout the duration of your contract. But, this doesn’t mean that the cost of your monthly bill will be fixed - this will still vary depending on how much energy you use.
  • Variable-rate contract - Your unit rates are linked to market activity, meaning they can increase and decrease during your contract period. There’s an element of risk with this tariff.
  • Deemed rate contract – This is also commonly known as an out-of-contract tariff. It’s a rolling contract with expensive rates that are arranged by suppliers for customers with no formally agreed contract. This isn’t a good deal.
  • 28-day contract - A contract for businesses who haven’t switched since the energy market deregulation came into effect.
  • Rollover contract – A rollover contract is used when no alternative has been agreed before your current contract’s end date. You’ll automatically be signed up for another year, and rates are usually among the supplier’s most expensive. This is a place you don’t want to be.

Why choose a fixed-rate business gas tariff?

There’s no one-size-fits all approach to business electricity bills. While some companies prefer a fixed-rate contract, others will opt for a variable-rate deal.

A fixed rate tariff locks in the price and protects you against any sudden increases in prices. Meanwhile, if you’re on a variable rate contract you’ll benefit if commercial electric prices fall. At UKPower, you can compare both tariff types, although we generally advise our customers to go for fixed rate rather than variable rate. Here’s why:

  • Fixed-term business electricity prices are usually cheaper than variable energy deals in the long run
  • Your new commercial electricity supplier may be able to offer you a renewable energy option
  • By setting up a direct debit, SMEs can find it much easier to budget when they know exactly how much money is going to come out of their account each month
  • You’ll be protected against any wholesale electricity price increases
  • We will get back in touch when your fixed term contract is approaching its expiry date, so you’ll never have to worry about being rolled over on to a more expensive deal
  • Energy prices are fixed at varying lengths to suit the needs of your SME - this is clearly shown on your commercial electricity comparison results.

Having said that, some companies are better suited to variable rates, so why not get in touch with one of our experts to find out more? The UKPower business energy experts can explain the nuances of the global market and show how certain events can have an impact on your business electricity prices.

If you’re currently on a deal that doesn’t suit your business, why not have a chat with us? We'll compare energy tariffs to help you find the cheapest commercial gas supplier and tariff for your business. Catch our experts on 0800 326 5517.