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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 it work?

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

Then one of our energy experts will find you the best deal we can.

If you’re happy with the business energy deal, you can leave the rest to us.

We’ll take care of the switch and you’ll be saving in no time.

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 electricity your business uses
  • 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 regardless.

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

Why switch with us?

It's quick, easy and fair

We’ll find the right price for your business, arrange the contract for you and ensure you aren’t tied to expensive energy rates.

We use quality suppliers

We work with a panel of trusted and carefully vetted suppliers, to provide you with a wide market comparison.

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.

Compare business energy prices

Energy prices are constantly changing, and the reasons for those sudden price hikes can range from an increase in energy transportation costs to 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.

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How much should I pay for my business energy?

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, like location. So unless you share the same postcode, you may still pay a different rate.

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.

What is an SME?

SME stands for small and medium-sized enterprises. An 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) definition of an 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.

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 charges you need to consider when carrying out a business energy price comparison:

  • Unit cost – this 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). This means it can be a good idea to go for a fixed rate deal to avoid any price increases during your contract.

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

So if you know how much energy your business will use, and how much the standing charge and unit costs are, you can estimate your annual energy cost.

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?

It might be tempting to go with the cheapest energy provider, but the cheapest 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.

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.

Speak to one of our commercial energy experts today on 0800 158 5296, or leave your details with us, and we’ll give you a call back.

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.

We’ll find the best deals for your business and 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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