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The energy price cap does not affect business tariffs

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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Why compare business energy prices?

Energy rates are constantly changing. Those changes can be because of a rise in wholesale costs, an increase in energy transportation costs, or even a simple surge in demand.

So even if you run an energy-efficient business, you could still see an increase in your overheads. Even if you’re not using any more gas and electricity than usual.

Comparing business energy prices is the best way to make sure your business is on the best deal with the right supplier for you.

Running a business energy comparison and switching to a fixed rate deal is the only way to make sure you’re on the best rates and protected from future price hikes.

Our energy experts will talk you through your options and answer any questions you have. Call now on 0800 158 5296, or get an energy quote and we’ll call you back.

Why should I switch business energy with Confused.com?

With our business energy comparison, you could get a quote for Business electricity, Business gas and Renewable energy

Just enter your details once and we’ll search our panel of energy providers, including British Gas, E.ON, npower and more.

Our business energy comparison is quick, easy and fair:

  • We’ll save you time and money by finding the best deals and arranging the contract for you
  • We use trusted energy suppliers and will make sure you’re not tied to expensive rates
  • Our UK based support team and energy experts are ready to answer any questions you have before, during and after the switch

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What do I need to switch business energy?

To help us return the most accurate quotes, you’ll need the following information to hand:

  • The name of your current energy supplier(s)
  • The name of your tariff, and its end date
  • Your supply type
  • How much gas and electricity your business uses, in kilowatt hour (kWh) or pounds.
  • The MRPN and MPAN numbers from each of your meters

But don't worry if you don't have everything. We'll still be able to help you run a business energy comparison.

How does business energy comparison work?

We’ve partnered with Bionic, the business energy experts, to find the best commercial gas and electric deals for your business. Compare business energy and find a better deal in just three simple steps:

  • Enter your business postcode and we’ll use smart data to get the information we need and cut down on unnecessary form-filling.
  • Compare quotes from our hand-picked panel of trusted business energy providers. One quick call with our energy experts is all it takes to run you through the options.
  • Switch to the deal you like best. Simply tell us which quote you prefer, and we’ll handle the rest of the switch for you. We’ll even take care of renewals.

Call now on Or call: 0800 158 5296, or get an energy quote and we’ll give you a call back.

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How is my business energy calculated?

There are a number of charges that go into making up your commercial energy bill. But there are two main costs you need to consider when carrying out a business energy price comparison:

Unit cost – the amount you pay for each unit of gas or electricity you use. This usually accounts for the biggest price difference between tariffs. The lower your unit price, the less you pay for your energy (depending upon your consumption rate). Signing up to a fixed rate deal will help your business avoid any price increases during the term of your contract.

Standing charge – a fixed cost, charged by the day, to cover the cost of infrastructure repair and maintenance.

Now that you have an idea of how much energy your business should be using each year, you can work out your estimated annual energy cost using the standing charge and unit costs on your current deal.

Once you have these figures, you can find the best business energy deal by running a business energy comparison and using the standing charge and unit costs to see how much you could save by switching.

Or, you can save yourself the time and hassle of calculating costs and get in touch with the Confused.com business energy partner, Bionic on 0800 158 5296.

Answer a few questions about your business and its energy use, and we’ll compare business energy tariffs to find the deal that’s right for you.

It’s worth noting there are also a number of other costs and government charges, such as VAT and the Climate Change Levy, that also add to your business energy costs, but these are usually not dealt with by your supplier so won’t be affected by switching suppliers.

How much should I pay for my business energy?

It helps to know how much businesses like yours are paying for gas and electricity. But unlike household energy deals, which offer a range of ‘off-the-shelf’ tariffs to suit the needs of different households, business energy contracts are calculated to meet the exact needs of each individual business.

This tailored approach means you can be sure your tariff meets the needs of your business. But it also makes it difficult to put an exact figure on how much your business should be paying for gas and electricity.

Location and the energy efficiency rating of your business property, as well as other factors, may affect the cost of your business electricity and gas. Even two businesses that are exactly the same may still pay different rates, unless they share the same postcode. These regional differences mean businesses in rural areas typically pay more for energy than their city-based peers.

Businesses that are far away from their regional distribution centre may also find costs are higher than others. It costs more to physically transport energy to these places - in short, the further the energy has to travel, the higher the rates you’ll pay.

What is a SME?

SME stands for small and medium-sized enterprises. A SME is an independent business that employs fewer than a certain number of staff, and has a turnover under a certain threshold. The UK government currently uses the European Union (EU) definitions of what makes a SME:

Micro Business – employs fewer than 10 staff and has a turnover under £2 million

Small Business – employs fewer than 50 staff and has a turnover under £10 million

Medium Business – employs fewer than 250 staff and has a turnover under £50 million

If you run a larger business with a maximum energy demand of 100 kVA or more per half hour, you’ll be placed on a half-hourly meter tariff. This will affect the overall price you pay for energy Even two businesses that are exactly the same may still pay different rates, unless they share the same postcode.

Should I go with the supplier that offers the cheapest business energy prices?

When comparing business energy, you’ll be given a number of quotes from different suppliers. While it might be tempting to go with the cheapest energy provider, it’s worth remembering that the best-priced deal might not be the best fit for your business.

Because business energy contracts don’t offer a cooling-off period, it’s vital you only sign up to a deal that ticks all the boxes. Once you’ve signed along the dotted line, you’re tied in for the term of the deal - that’s why it makes sense to get some guidance from our business energy experts, who’ll help you find the right deal with the right supplier.

Although getting cheap business energy will cut the cost of your bills, you don’t want to be tied into a long-term deal that offers poor energy supply or shoddy customer service, no matter how much money you can save.

When you compare business energy prices, make sure you properly assess each quote and choose the one that completely meets the needs and budget of your business.

How long does it take to switch business energy suppliers?

Running a business energy comparison to find the best deals takes a matter of minutes. But 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.

Will my business energy supply be disrupted when I switch?

There’ll be no disruption to your business energy supply when you switch. Your gas and electricity will still get to your business premises through the existing pipes and cables, you’ll just be buying it from a different supplier.

Switching with us means we’ll inform both your old and new suppliers of the switch and help to deal with any issues, so you can simply sit back and enjoy the savings.

Can I compare green business energy deals with Confused.com?

Yes. Switching to a green business energy tariff is a simple way to help your business do its bit for the environment. Green energy deals provide gas or electricity from renewable sources. For example, using sustainable, biodegradable materials for gas and harnessing solar and wind energy for electricity. Some suppliers get green energy credentials by offsetting their fossil fuel usage with measures designed to reduce their carbon footprint, which is a little different.

It’s important to find out how green your deal really is before you switch. Our energy experts can help you with this when you get a business energy comparison with us.

Can I switch if I’m moving to a new business property?

If you’re moving business premises, you should make it a priority to sign up to a new business energy deal in your new place. This is because when you change location, the existing supplier will place you on what is known as deemed rates. This is an expensive tariff that suppliers use when they don’t know the energy demands of a business that has moved into a property they supply.

When moving business premises, always make sure you take a final meter reading at the old place and an opening meter reading at the new one. That way, you can make sure you only pay for the energy you’ve used.

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