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Switch business electricity deals to save money

  • We’ve partnered with Bionic, the UK business energy experts to get you our best deals

  • A UK-based expert will take you through your quotes on a short call

  • When you decide who to switch to, we'll take care of the rest

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Does the energy price cap affect business tariffs?

No. The current guidance to stay with your existing energy supplier if you're a domestic energy customer does not apply to business customers.

If you're a business customer and your agreement is coming to an end or has already ended, you could secure yourself a new deal by comparing your options. Out of contract, rates are generally more expensive than those you'll be offered when signing a fixed rate contract. Get a quote to see how much you could save.

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How does switching business electricity suppliers work?

We’ve partnered with Bionic, a UK leader in business energy comparison, to get you our best deal with the right supplier. We work with the UK’s leading electricty suppliers including British Gas, EDF Energy, Octopus Energy, SSE, Scottish Power and more.

When you’re ready to get a quote:

  • Fill in the online form or call directly on 0800 158 5296 to discuss your business electricity needs.
  • Pick the best energy deal. See a range of business electricity prices and pick the deal that's best for you.
  • We manage the switch for you. We deal with your old and new supplier, and it won't disrupt your current electricity usage.
  • Once you've made the switch, you'll need to take an electricity meter reading on the day of the switchover, so your old supplier can issue your final bill.

What do I need to get a quote? 

Try to get a recent bill and find the following information:

  • The name of your current electricity supplier
  • The name of your tariff, and its end date
  • Your supply type
  • How much electricity your business uses
  • The MPAN number from your electricity meter (this might be on your bill)

When can I switch suppliers?

Your switch won’t be completed until your current deal has ended. So the switch can take anything from a couple of weeks to a matter of months, depending on the length of your switching window.

Your switching window is a timeframe set aside towards the end of your current deal. It gives you time to compare prices and arrange a new deal when your current one ends.

It often makes sense to compare deals and switch as soon as your window opens, to make sure your switch is in place before your current deal ends. If you don't arrange a new deal, your supplier will simply roll you over onto more expensive rates.

Switching early can also mean you lock in lower rates if prices go up between your switching window opening and your current deal ending. And signing up to a longer-term deal can mean you benefit from cheap business energy for longer. That's because your rates are fixed for a greater length of time, meaning they could be protected from a number of price hikes.

What else should I know about switching business electricity?

There are a few more things you need to know before you compare business electricity suppliers, such as:

  • You can't compare business electricity prices until your existing energy deal has entered its ‘renewal window’. This is usually between 1 and 6 months before your existing deal's end date.

    Your supplier will get in touch with the offer of a new deal during this window. It's worth considering running a comparison at this point to see what other offers might be available to you. when you should run a comparison to find a better deal.
  • Your company is likely to be subject to a credit check.
  • If you have a current supplier you'll need to give them notice that you intend on switching providers. If you don't, you could be rolled over to a standard contract which is typically more expensive.
  • Unlike your home electricity, business electricity is contract-based. So you're 'locked-in' to a supplier for a set amount of time — usually between 1 and 5 years.
  • If you're in debt with your current supplier, you could be refused to switch until that debt is cleared (unless you're on a deemed tariff).
  • If you have a large business, you can install commercial energy meters that update every 30 minutes, instead of every hour. Or you can choose multiple meters which report your energy more accurately.
  • If you run your business across more than one site, you will have multiple meters to measure your energy supply. Some suppliers may offer a single, multi site package which allows you to consolidate your electricity supply with one supplier and one renewal date.

Compare business electricity deals and save money

Is VAT charged on my business electricity bills?

Yes. All businesses need to pay 20% VAT on business electricity, and it cannot be claimed back. If your business uses under a certain amount of energy, you'll pay a reduced rate of 5% VAT. To find out more, check out our guide on business energy VAT rates.

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