Business Gas

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How does everything work?

  • We talk. You tell us about your business and your existing gas contract.
  • We search. Our saving experts source live prices and let you know the deals that are right for you.
  • You save. When you’ve made your decision, we’ll set up your contract so as you can concentrate on running your business. Easy.

Why switch with Make It Cheaper?

  • We’ve set up more than 250,000 business energy contracts in the past seven years.
  • Our UK-based customer service team will handle your switch to ensure we save you time as well as money.
  • We’ll help you avoid being placed on expensive rates in the future, because we’ll let you know when it’s time to renew.
  • We only work with suppliers who we know and trust to offer our customers competitive deals.
  • We’ll get a deal that’s right for you to ensure you’re not paying more than necessary for your energy.

When looking for a new business gas quote, obviously price is going to be a leading motivator. However, it’s important that you don’t make a decision based solely on this factor. Each supplier that quotes for business gas rates will offer you a bespoke contract that they feel best suits your business’s needs. This quote will take into account things such as the businesses location, size and consumption levels.

For example, a small business - such as a sandwich shop - will more than likely be offered a higher cost per unit, but over a shorter contract term, which means they can switch to a new deal more frequently. A manufacturer with high levels of consumption, on the other hand, will more likely have a lower cost per unit due to the volume of gas that they consume, but this may be over a longer contract term.

It’s this variation in price that can make it difficult to determine how competitive the business gas prices that you’re paying are. It may be the case that you’re paying more than a similar business down the street, but the likelihood of your business being exactly identical is slim, so there’s a good chance that you will both require differing business gas quotes from your respective suppliers.

Business Size Average Abbual Gas Usage (kWh) Average Annual Bill
Micro business 5,000 - 15,000 £516
Small business 15,000 - 30,000 £965
Medium business 30,000 - 65,000 £1502

It’s important to remember that each business is unique in their gas needs, so the figures above are intended only as a guide. You may naturally pay more or less than the industry average depending on your day-to-day operations.

Therefore, in order to get the best price on your business’s gas, you first need to properly assess the needs of your business. It’s important to not pick the business gas quote that just offers you the lowest overall price – instead, choose one that properly covers your needs.

Click the link if you would like to know more about business gas price by kWh.

If you find that your business is paying more than it needs to in business gas rates, then the answer might be to run a business comparison. Doing this allows you to assess how your business gas prices measure up against other business gas deals that are on the market.

When approaching suppliers for bespoke business gas quotes, it helps to have the correct information to hand to ensure that the quotes you’re receiving are as accurate as possible. If you provide outdated information, it can result in your paying more than you need to for your business’s gas.

Before you begin approaching suppliers, it’s helpful to have the following pieces of information to hand:

  • A recent energy bill available for reference
  • Your business’s registration information
  • Your MPAN and MPRN numbers, which can be found on your bill or meter
  • The end date of your current contract, and when you’re switching window is open.

All of the information above can be located on one of your recent bills, and can be located using our business gas bill small print pointer. If your situation means you don’t have access to a previous bill, then you can contact your supplier directly and they can provide you with this information.

One of the best ways to ensure that you’re getting a good deal on the gas that your business uses is by running a business gas comparison. However, due to the variety of factors that can impact a business’s gas quote, it can be difficult to run a simple and clear comparison.

Each eligible supplier you approach will offer you a unique quote based upon your business’s circumstances and gas needs, so to find the best deals, it’s important to get a wide selection of quotes from different business gas suppliers.

However, before you run a business gas comparison, there are a few steps that you need to follow:

Step 1 – Check you’re within your business’s renewal window.

Step 2 – Assess your business gas consumption habits to determine your needs.

Step 3 – Approach eligible suppliers to discuss your business’s gas needs and obtain a quote.

Step 4 – Manually compare the quotes and decide which one best suits your business’s needs.

Step 5 – Inform both suppliers of the switch in writing.

Obviously, it’s good practice to obtain as many quotes as possible to get the most comprehensive comparison for your business. However, in reality this is often not feasible for many busy business owners. This can often lead to businesses simply accepting their current suppliers terms of renewal, which are always more expensive than the cheapest quote on the market, instead of running a comparison and switching suppliers.

Alternatively, you can use the services of a business energy broker. An energy broker will not only do the leg work and attain business gas quotes on your behalf, but they can even advise on which quote best meets the needs and consumption habits of your business and even handle the switch.

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Want to know about business gas contracts and how your switch will work? Take a look at our quick guides.

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