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.
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.
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.
|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|
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:
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:
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.