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Why compare business electricity suppliers?

Your business is powered by the hard work of its staff and its power supply – as invaluable as they are though, paying either over the going rate will hit your margins hard. But while we can’t do anything about your wage bill, we can make sure you’re on the best business electricity rates available.

If you’ve never switched business energy before, you’re playing right into your suppliers’ hands. Energy companies typically cash in on business owners who are simply too busy to arrange a new deal, by rolling them onto a more expensive rate, sometimes signing them up for another year.

If this sounds like you, it’s time to compare business electricity suppliers and switch to a new deal, which you can do in one of two ways:

How much should I pay for business electricity?

*At least 10% of businesses who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with us in 2017 saved £970 or more.

  • Phone each individual supplier to get a separate quote from each to make sure you’re on the best-priced deal.
  • Make a single call to us on 0800 156 0871 and we’ll compare deals from our trusted panel of business electricity suppliers to get the best rates for your business. Then just pick the deal you prefer, and we’ll handle the switch for you.

If you’ve recently moved into a new business premises, but haven’t yet sorted a deal with a new, or your existing supplier, you’ll be placed on an expensive ‘deemed rates’ contract which, again, will see you paying over the odds for your energy. Again, it’s time to make the switch.

Our service is 100% impartial and completely free, with no hidden charges, so you can be confident we’re working in the best interests of your business.

Business size Average annual ussage (kWh) Average price (per kWh) Standing charge (daily) Average annual price
Micro business 5,000 - 15,000 kWh 13.2p - 14.5p 23p - 27p £650 - £1,800
Small business 15,000 - 30,000 kWh 12.4p - 14.1p 23p - 27p £1,900 - £2,900
Medium business 30,000 - 50,000 kWh 12.2p - 13.3p 23p - 27p £3,300 - £5,000

If you’ve switched household energy, you’ll know just how simple the process is – unfortunately, switching business electricity isn’t quite as straightforward, so it makes sense to speak to our experts who can guide you through the switch, from start to finish.

It also helps to know a little bit about what you’re being charged for. Just like your domestic energy bills, most of your business energy bill will be taken up by the unit rate (the price you pay for the energy you use) and the standing charge (a fixed daily charge to cover maintenance, transport and delivery costs).

The rest will be made up by additional charges and taxes, including VAT and the Climate Change Levy (CCL), which is in place to encourage greater energy efficiency.

You might find your business is eligible to pay reduced VAT and CCL rates, but you should still look to switch supplier to cut your bills even further - signing up to a deal offering lower unit rates and standing charges is the simplest ways to save.

If you’re unsure how much your business electricity rates and standing charges should be, check out the table below:

How to compare business electric suppliers

The quickest way to run a business electricity comparison is to make just one call to our energy team, and we’ll compare rates to the deal that best suits your business.

Give us a call now on 0800 156 0871 and, to make the comparison process as quick and simple as possible, it helps to have the following information ready:

  • A recent energy bill
  • Your business' registration information
  • Your MPAN number from your bill or meter
  • Your current contract's end date
  • The date your switching window opens.

Once we’ve run a business electricity comparison, you just need to pick the deal that best suits your needs and budget, then we’ll take care of the rest.

The amount your business can save by switching gas supplier depends upon a number of things.

It’s difficult to say how much you’ll save until we’ve run a full comparison – rates can vary according to everything from the type of business you run to where it’s located – but if you’re a first-time switcher, or you’ve not switched in a while, we could help cut your bills by as much as £970*.

What happens when I switch business electric supplier?

When you switch to a new deal, your new supplier will be in touch to tell you when the changeover will take place, and run through how and when you’re going to pay your bills – it’s vital you check everything on your contract is correct before you sign, as business energy deals don’t offer a cooling off period.

And once that’s sorted, the only thing left for you to do is send final electricity meter reading to your old supplier so they can send an accurate final bill, and an opening reading to your new supplier.

The switch should then take no longer than four-to-six weeks, with no need for extra cables to be installed at your property – it’s just the supplier that changes, the electricity gets there using the existing lines.

To find out more about how we can help save your business money on its electricity bill, call our energy team today on 0800 156 0871, or leave a few details at the top of the page and we’ll get back to you.

Why compare business electricity suppliers?


Your business is powered by the hard work of its staff and its power supply – as invaluable as they are though, paying either over the going rate will hit your margins hard. But while we can’t do anything about your wage bill, we can make sure you’re on the best business electricity rates available.

f you’ve never switched business energy before, you’re playing right into your suppliers’ hands. Energy companies typically cash in on business owners who are simply too busy to arrange a new deal, by rolling them onto a more expensive rate, sometimes signing them up for another year.

If this sounds like you, it’s time to compare business electricity suppliers and switch to a new deal, which you can do in one of two ways:

  • Phone each individual supplier to get a separate quote from each to make sure you’re on the best-priced deal.

  • Make a single call to us on 0800 156 0871 and we’ll compare deals from our trusted panel of business electricity suppliers to get the best rates for your business. Then just pick the deal you prefer, and we’ll handle the switch for you.

If you’ve recently moved into a new business premises, but haven’t yet sorted a deal with a new, or your existing supplier, you’ll be placed on an expensive ‘deemed rates’ contract which, again, will see you paying over the odds for your energy. Again, it’s time to make the switch.

Our service is 100% impartial and completely free, with no hidden charges, so you can be confident we’re working in the best interests of your business.


How much should I pay for business electricity?


If you’ve switched household energy, you’ll know just how simple the process is – unfortunately, switching business electricity isn’t quite as straightforward, so it makes sense to speak to our experts who can guide you through the switch, from start to finish.

It also helps to know a little bit about what you’re being charged for. Just like your domestic energy bills, most of your business energy bill will be taken up by the unit rate (the price you pay for the energy you use) and the standing charge (a fixed daily charge to cover maintenance, transport and delivery costs).

The rest will be made up by additional charges and taxes, including VAT and the Climate Change Levy (CCL), which is in place to encourage greater energy efficiency.

You might find your business is eligible to pay reduced VAT and CCL rates, but you should still look to switch supplier to cut your bills even further - signing up to a deal offering lower unit rates and standing charges is the simplest ways to save.

If you’re unsure how much your business electricity rates and standing charges should be, check out the table below:


Business size Average annual ussage (kWh) Average price (per kWh) Standing charge (daily) Average annual price
Micro business 5,000 - 15,000 kWh 13.2p - 14.5p 23p - 27p £650 - £1,800
Small business 15,000 - 30,000 kWh 12.4p - 14.1p 23p - 27p £1,900 - £2,900
Medium business 30,000 - 50,000 kWh 12.2p - 13.3p 23p - 27p £3,300 - £5,000

How to compare business electric suppliers


The quickest way to run a business electricity comparison is to make just one call to our energy team, and we’ll compare rates to the deal that best suits your business.

Give us a call now on 0800 156 0871 and, to make the comparison process as quick and simple as possible, it helps to have the following information ready:

  • A recent energy bill
  • Your business' registration information
  • Your MPAN number from your bill or meter
  • Your current contract's end date
  • The date your switching window opens.

Once we’ve run a business electricity comparison, you just need to pick the deal that best suits your needs and budget, then we’ll take care of the rest.

The amount your business can save by switching gas supplier depends upon a number of things.

It’s difficult to say how much you’ll save until we’ve run a full comparison – rates can vary according to everything from the type of business you run to where it’s located – but if you’re a first-time switcher, or you’ve not switched in a while, we could help cut your bills by as much as £970*.


What happens when I switch business electric supplier?


When you switch to a new deal, your new supplier will be in touch to tell you when the changeover will take place, and run through how and when you’re going to pay your bills – it’s vital you check everything on your contract is correct before you sign, as business energy deals don’t offer a cooling off period.

And once that’s sorted, the only thing left for you to do is send final electricity meter reading to your old supplier so they can send an accurate final bill, and an opening reading to your new supplier.

The switch should then take no longer than four-to-six weeks, with no need for extra cables to be installed at your property – it’s just the supplier that changes, the electricity gets there using the existing lines.

To find out more about how we can help save your business money on its electricity bill, call our energy team today on 0800 156 0871, or leave a few details at the top of the page and we’ll get back to you.


*At least 10% of businesses who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with us in 2017 saved £970 or more.

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