How to switch your business electricity
You've come to the right place to find a better deal
on your business
electricity contract. At Make It Cheaper, we've been
saving small businesses money on their electricity bills since
2007. Here are the answers to some questions you might have about
how we do it.
How can you make my electricity bills cheaper?
Business electricity is a hugely competitive market, with
the Big Six energy
companies and a number of smaller, suppliers all vying for
your business. These suppliers can offer you a range of different
tariffs and benefits, depending on your business' situation.
At Make It Cheaper, our job is to compare the range of tariffs
available for your business. Whether you're looking for cheaper
prices or great customer service, we can recommend the best tariffs
The savings we can make for you can be huge, depending on the
nature of your current contract. You may be surprised to learn that
the average saving for a Make It Cheaper business electricity
customer is 30%.
Can I switch my business electricity now?
If you want to switch your business electricity, you first need
to check your contract end date.
Business energy contracts are usually fixed for a certain term,
most often between 1 and 3 years. Throughout this term, your prices
won't change, but you'll also be unable to end your contract early
without incurring a significant penalty.
This is why you need to wait for your 'switching window' before
you can switch to another business electricity supplier. This
window varies between different energy suppliers - it can be as
long as 4 months or as short as 30 days.
If you're within your switching window, you will be able to
switch your business electricity tariff. Energy suppliers are not
always proactive about making your renewal window clear, because
failure to act means you roll over onto much
higher rates when your contract finishes. If you're not
sure when your contract is ending,give your energy supplier a
call to find out.
If you find out that your renewal rate is some time in the
future, let us know and we'll make a
note on our system. This means you can forget all about it in the
knowledge that we will get in contact when the right time comes.
Similarly, if you set up a contract with us, we are motivated to
get in touch with you when your contract is due for renewal because
we want to help you get the best deal on the next one.
What will it cost to switch my business electricity?
Switching your business electricity contract with Make It
Cheaper is free. Simple as that.
How can you offer your electricity switching service for
Our service is free of charge because the energy suppliers we
work with pay us a small commission when customers sign up. We
remain 100% impartial because we are not aligned with any energy
companies. Instead, we search the whole market to find the best
electricity contracts for your business - and provide you with all
the options available.
How do I get my free quote?
If you want to find out how much you could save on your business
electricity bills, give our business saving experts
a call today on 0800 970 0077. If possible,
try to have the following to hand:
- Your contract end dates
- A recent business electricity bill
- Your renewal letter/renewal prices.
Still, don't worry if you don't have
these things to hand, because we can still help you.
How do I switch my business electricity?
Once we've found you a business electricity quote that you're
happy with, we'll take care of the switching process for you. All
you need to do is send a termination letter to your current
supplier within your switching window to let them know that you're
going to leave them - and that's only if you're switching to a new
We've provided a template for you. Simply fill in the form
and we'll generate a document that you can print out and put in the
After this, we'll do all the administration to get you set up
with your new contract. If you've moved into new business premises,
we can have your supply connected within just 4 - 6 weeks.
Alternatively, many of our customers prefer to request a specific
date for the supply transfer.
Will my business electricity supply be interrupted?
We can absolutely assure you that your business electricity
will never be interrupted.
Your physical electricity supply does not
change when you switch. No work needs to take place
on your premises to change your supply, so there's no risk of
In fact, the only thing
that does change is the company that's
billing you and the size of your bills.
Why should I trust you?
We work with the 'Big Six' business energy suppliers and a whole
range of smaller energy suppliers who cater specifically for small
businesses. We have strong, direct relationships with each of these
suppliers, offering our customers with one of the most
comprehensive business electricity switching services on
the market. We have a proven track record of saving UK businesses
significant amounts on their overheads - you can read some of these
saving stories in our case studies section.
And finally, as a small business ourselves, we understand your
needs better than anyone. Call us today on
0800 970 0077 to save up to 30% on your business electricity