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Are you looking to save on your business’s gas costs? Make It Cheaper have helped over 250,000 businesses to quickly and easily switch and stay on a better deal, with the help of our UK-based team of business savings experts.
After a brief telephone conversation, Make It Cheaper can pull a range of competitive prices from a range of trusted suppliers to get you the better deal in less time. For those looking for the same high quality service each time your contract is up for renewal, Make It Cheaper is here to help.
About Business Gas
- Gas is an essential part of many of Britain’s businesses, whether it is to power a commercial kitchen, or simply to heat your shop.
- There are some differences in the way that your business gas differs from the gas you use at home, which can make the process of switching seem more complex.
- The contract you’re offered will depend entirely on your business’s circumstances and consumption habits.
- No two business’s gas contracts will be identical, but Make It Cheaper are here to help you make sense of it all. And, Do It For You will keep you on the best deal year after year.
For more information, visit Ofgem's website.
We Compare and you save: How it works
You tell us about your business gas contract – or contracts – you are interested in switching.
Our saving experts search live information and tell you about your contract options using words you’ll understand.
When you’ve decided what you want to do, we’ll set up your new contract and leave you to get back to running your business. Easy.
Business gas prices and rates
|Business size||Average annual usage||Average price (per kWh)||Standing charge (daily)||Average annual price|
|Micro business||5,000 – 15,000 kWh||4,1p - 4.5p||23p - 26p||£300 - £700|
|Small business||15,000 – 30,000 kWh||3.8p - 4p||21p - 22p||£800 - £1,400|
|Medium business||30,000 – 50,000 kWh||3.5p - 3.7p||18p - 20p||£1,500 - £2,000+|
Naturally as a business owner, your leading motivation to switch gas suppliers will likely be to secure a better price for your business. After all, a better price on the gas your business uses means a healthier bottom line for your business.
But it’s important that you don’t let prices and rates steer you in the direction of a supplier that will be a bad fit for you. After all, there’s a lot more to a supplier than the prices they offer, such as their aftercare service.
Typically the price that you see on your bill is split into two different rates:
A standing charge
A standing charge is a daily charge that suppliers use to cover the cost of maintenance of the grid, as well as supplying gas to your business premises. The amount you pay each day for you standing charge will not differ regardless of how much gas you use.
A unit cost
A unit cost is a charge that can fluctuate depending on your business’s gas consumption levels. The more gas you use, the more you can expect to pay in your overall unit cost. However, it’s important to note that the individual cost per unit is fixed at the amount outlined in your contract.
Not sure if you’re being offered competitive prices? Click the link for the market average for business gas prices and rates.
Comparing business gas quotes
Securing the best gas deal for your business can take some time – a luxury that many business owners don’t have in abundance. However, not running a thorough comparison, or skimping on quotes can be a costly mistake that could leave you tied into the wrong contract for a year – or longer!
But comparing quotes with Make It Cheaper couldn’t be easier! One phone call and a short chat with one of our business savings experts is all the effort it takes. Our experts can then return competitive prices in minutes, and even guide you on which quote would best serve the needs of your business.
To help you get the most out of Make It Cheaper’s fast and efficient comparison service, please ensure you have the following information to hand:
- A recent gas bill
- Your business' registration information
- Your MPAN and MPRN numbers from your bill or meter
- Your current contract's end date
- The date your switching window opens
If you can’t find this information, or you need help locating it on your bill, check out our business energy bill small print guide.
About business gas suppliers
Not every supplier available on the commercial gas market offers both fuels to their customers. You may find that your supplier can’t supply you both fuels, so you may look to secure business gas and business electricity with different suppliers.
When comparing quotes, the supplier can be a big deciding factor for many business owners, behind price. Whereas all suppliers essentially supply gas in the same way, the level of customer service and after sales care get differ greatly from supplier to supplier. It’s important to consider the level of after sales care that you will receive in the event that something happens with your supply, because you will need to resolve the issue quickly so you can continue trading.
Not sure which supplier is going to be the best match for you? Our experts can guide you through the features and services of each supplier to ensure you fully understand each to make the best possible switching decision for your business.
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