Business energy comparison

Compare business energy prices from a wide choice of suppliers and you could save up to £1,690*

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*At least 30% of businesses who switched energy contracts for both electricity and gas with us between January 2020 and June 2020 saved £1,690 or more on average over the length of their new contract.

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How does business energy comparison work?

We’ve partnered with business energy experts, Bionic to find the best commercial gas and electric deals for your business. Call now on 0800 158 5296, or get an energy quote above and we’ll give you a call back.

Then one of our energy experts will run a business energy comparison to find you the best deal we can.

You choose the business energy deal you like best, and you can leave the rest to us. We’ll take care of the switch and you’ll be saving in no time.

Why compare business energy prices?

Energy rates are constantly changing, and the reasons for those sudden price hikes can range from a rise in wholesale costs, to an increase in energy transportation costs, or even a simple surge in demand. This means that even if you run an energy-efficient business, you could still see an increase in your overheads, regardless of whether or not you’re using any more gas and electricity than usual.

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 protect from future price hikes.

Why switch business energy with us?

Saving money is usually the main reason for comparing rates and switching business energy suppliers, but there are a number of other reasons why it makes sense to switch with us.

Our business energy comparison is quick, easy and fair

We’ll find the right energy rates for your business to save you money, and save you time by arranging the contract for you and ensure you aren’t tied to expensive rates.

We use trusted energy suppliers

We work with a panel of trusted and carefully vetted suppliers, to provide you with a wide market comparison, along with great rates and excellent customer service..

We have a UK-based customer service team

Our team of energy experts is on hand for any questions you might have before, during and after the switch.

What do I need to switch business energy?

To help us return the most accurate quotes, it would be great if you have 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

Don't worry if you don't have everything, as we'll be able to help you run a business energy comparison regardless.

Call now on 0800 158 5296 or request a commercial energy quote above and we’ll give you a call back.

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How much should I pay for my business energy?

If you’re looking for cheap 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.

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

Even if you compare your company to a similar sized one in the same industry, there are lots of factors that could also affect the cost of business electricity and gas, such as location and the energy efficiency rating of your business property. Even two businesses that are exactly the same may still pay different rates, unless they share the same postcode.

These regional variations can account for as much as a 20% price difference, with businesses in rural areas typically paying more for energy than their city-based peers. 

An additional problem for businesses that are far away away from their regional distribution centre is that 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.

How is my business energy calculated?

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

  • Unit cost – the unit cost is the amount you pay for each unit of gas or electricity you use, and 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 – the standing charge is 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 a cheap business energy deal by running a business energy comparison and using the standing charge and unit costs from the best quotes to see how much you could save by switching.

Alternatively, you can save yourself the time and hassle of calculating costs and get in touch with the Confused.com business energy team 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.

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.

Why should I compare and switch business energy with Confused.com?

With our business energy comparison, you could get a quote for:

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

Comparing business energy prices is the best way to make sure your business is on the best deal with the right supplier, whether cheap business energy is your priority or its better customer service that you’re after. And, for complete peace of mind, our energy experts will walk you through the options in a quick call.

When it’s this easy to compare energy prices, there’s no reason not to give it a try today.

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