Energy costs are one of the biggest constant overheads for a business. If you don’t remember to change or renew your business tariff with your currently energy provider, it’s likely that you’ll have been placed on the standard, more expensive tariff, and may even be tied into these rates for another 12 months.
In which case, you need to find the cheapest deals for your business.
You can compare deals from the market yourself, but getting quotes from each and every supplier does take time, and finding the cheapest deal isn’t easy. But enlisting the help of the energy experts at UKPower means we do all the hard work so you don’t have to - we search every plan to find the one that suits your business the most.
The cost of the gas supply to your business depends on a number of things, while cheap rates obviously help, the amount of employees, the size of the premises, and how energy efficient your business is, all have an effect on your overall gas bill.
If you’re not sure the typical consumption of your business, the table below should give you a decent idea of how suppliers class your size in relation to usage.
|Business size||Low end usage (kWh)||High end usage (kWh)|
|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|
Whatever your usage might be, this only in relation to your price per unit. We are experts at finding the cheapest gas supplier for businesses, and can help cut the cost of your energy bills.
Changing supplier as regularly as possible is the key to getting the best energy deal, but you can only change your energy deal during your renewal window, which can be anything between one and six months before the end of your contract.
If you’re unsure about contract’s end date, you can either call your current supplier, or wait for them to write to you. They do this towards the end of your contract to let you know your deal is coming to an end, and to offer an extension to your current terms. Don’t accept this deal. They will offer you an extended contract on their standard tariff. This is bad news for your bottom line and good news for them.
Instead of accepting their deal, use this as a perfect chance to serve notice on their tariff and surf the market for a better price. To do this, though, you’ll have to let them know you’re cancelling your deal. Make them aware, otherwise you will rollover onto their standard tariff (as explained above). There are cheap prices online, but comparing each supplier takes time. Time you may not have.
And that’s where we come in. Our experts have a range of knowledge and skills in finding the best tariff for each business. We know they’re all different, but with your information, we can find a perfect fit from the choices out there.
If you’re part of a business that operates across a number of sites with numerous meters, you may be able to benefit from a multi-site deal. These deals allow all of your sites to fall under one umbrella. You’ll get one bill, broken down by site, and one cost. This not only saves you time, but also money and effort as well as one end-date. We advise each business with more than one site to transfer onto a multi-site deal.
If you’re currently on a deal that doesn’t suit your business, or you think you’re paying too much for your gas, give our experts a call on 0800 326 5517.