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Business Energy Comparison

When it comes to helping your business find better commercial energy rates and save money, compare business energy prices with the Business Energy Comparison site.
You can benefit from:
  • Free quotes in minutes
  • Latest gas and electricity rates
  • Comparison of the best energy suppliers 
  • Excellent customer support from specialists

Compare Business Energy Suppliers:

We offer a fully comprehensive service, finding you the best business gas and business electricity prices. We work with the top UK utility and energy suppliers to offer our customers the best utility prices.

Save up to 45% on business energy rates

Let Business Energy Comparison do all the legwork for you. We focus on finding those great rates that can save you money – whether you’re a large organisation, an SME or a micro-business.

Business Energy Quotes – in Minutes

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Business Gas

Access live business gas prices in the market in a few simple steps. We can save you up to 45% on your business gas bills.

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Business Electricity

Let us help you significantly reduce your business electricity bills, we can get you the best business electricity quotes within the market.

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Business Energy

Comparing business energy prices and rates couldn’t be easier! We’re trusted by the UK’s leading energy suppliers, get your free business energy quote now.

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Business Water

Choosing a business water supplier can be complicated. We’re here to help you understand your water bill and compare water suppliers.

New & Existing Businesses

Whether you are a new or existing business, we can help you save on your business energy bills. We have access to a variety of competitive prices across the market and will help you find the right deal for you.

New & Existing Businesses

SME & Large Corporates

We know that no two businesses are the same! Business Energy comparison consultants are experts in identifying your individual requirements and finding the best energy solution for your business.

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Industries & Sectors

We work with a huge variety of sectors across the Uk from sports clubs, care homes, warehousing and much more! No matter the size of your business, we can help you save on your business utilities. Energy contracts are simple by utilising our supplier relationships to tender for the best rates.

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Renewable & Green

Are you looking at taking sustainable action and boosting your green credentials? Compare the most competitive green business energy quotes for your business.

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How do I compare business gas and electricity prices?

Start your journey towards savings in just a couple of minutes. Just follow these easy steps to make an energy comparison for your business:

01 Provide the address where your business energy is supplied

All that’s needed is the name and address of your business. Business Energy
Comparison will use industry-held data to identify your electricity and gas
meter numbers, the name of your current business energy supplier and your current usage.

02 You'll see the best energy prices for businesses

You’ll see quotes featuring the best energy prices for businesses based on
your requirements. From here you’ll get expert advice and guidance on the
details of individual business gas and electricity tariffs and suppliers.

03 Make a stress-free switch - without any disruption

Worried that switching your business gas and electricity supplier will be too
time-consuming? Once you’ve agreed to your contract and you have your
switch date, you can simply sit, back and focus all your attention on running
your business. Business Energy Comparisons experts will manage your switch.

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Finding the best Business energy suppliers  – what to look for?

Are you reaching your renewal period? There are several things to look out for which can help you get the very best energy deal for your business. Firstly, it’s worth comparing your renewal rate against the other business gas and electricity tariffs on the market. You might find an alternative supplier that offers a better, cheaper deal.

You’ll want to consider:
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Finally, it’s worth reviewing each business energy supplier TrustPilot reviews, getting a feel for the company, and seeing if it meets your standards.
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Which is the best business energy supplier for you?

Every business is different. Whether you own a coffee shop or a sports club – your requirements will differ when compared to another organisation. That’s why it’s important to compare business energy prices from across the market by getting multiple quotes.

  • Business Energy Comparison works with more than 27 of the UK’s best business energy suppliers. This list includes the household’s big six’ names, as well as smaller specialists dedicated to offering dual fuel tariffs for niche sector companies.
  • Where in the UK your business is located, your industry, the size of your organisation and how much energy it consumes per annum are all factors that determine which is the best business energy supplier for you.
  • There’s only one way to definitively find out, and that’s with an energy
    comparison for your business – get a quote and find a supplier today!

How much does business gas and electricity cost?

The lack of a business energy price cap means that prices are always prone to fluctuations. Other factors, such as your location, industry, tariff, and consumption will play a part.

It’s also important to remember commercial energy is slightly different to domestic supply. And while the supplier purchases the energy needed to cover the duration of your contract upfront, if you’re not on a fixed rate you could still be exposed to sudden hikes.

However, our chart provides a rough estimate of the average amount businesses of different sizes can expect to pay based on the current market conditions.

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Compare business energy prices and save up to 45%

Wondering whether switching your business energy supplier is too much hassle? Well, actually it’s really quite simple. You just need to follow a couple of easy steps, and it’ll only take a few minutes. If you opt to renew with your current supplier without comparing first, you could miss out on a saving of up to 45%. That’s a potential operational cost reduction of hundreds or thousands of pounds.

Here are just a few of the other many benefits you could enjoy when you compare business gas and electric prices:

  • Avoid being put on expensive out-of-contract or deemed contract rates.
  • Avoid being locked into a costly rollover tariff.
  • Access to your supplier’s more competitive renewal rates.
  • See the latest prices from trusted business energy suppliers.
  • See the best green energy tariffs currently available on the market.

The benefits when you compare business energy

Compare large business energy suppliers

It’s only natural that large corporate organisations consume more energy than those considerably smaller in size. So, as well as helping micro-businesses and SMEs compare business gas and electric prices to find the best deal, the tool also does the same for organisations with bigger energy needs. You’ll be able to find the best energy prices for businesses with more complex energy requirements.

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Why are energy prices rising?

Since the end of 2021, business energy prices have reached record highs – but why?

The reason for this is due to wholesale market conditions. Outside factors, such as political crises or natural disasters, can cause price instability and fluctuations.

Low energy reserves in the UK caused by cold winters and the pandemic, sharp increases in demand for energy elsewhere in the world, as well as the conflict in Ukraine have all contributed to a spike in energy costs at wholesale.

Business energy customers aren’t protected by a price cap like domestic energy customers either.

However, this doesn’t mean that there isn’t an opportunity to save money by switching – there will always be deals for your business to take advantage of. And if you don’t, you can be sure your competitors will. So, why wait if you’re coming into your renewal period? Compare business energy prices today!

How to make additional business gas and electricity savings

01 Switch to green business energy sources:

Businesses that on a 100% renewable energy supply are exempt from paying
the Climate Change Levy (CCL). This is a mandatory environmental tax paid for
energy derived from non-renewable fuel sources. So, it may well pay to go
green.

02 Make an energy comparison for your business early:

Don’t leave it until after your contract has ended – you could end up locked
into an expensive rollover or out-of-contact rate if you do. Instead, shop around
roughly six months before your dual fuel tariff is about to end. This will give
you plenty of time to make your business energy prices comparison.

03 Get your business signed up for a smart meter:

Want to know exactly how much power your business is consuming? A smart
meter is the best option. It’ll help you monitor your business gas and electricity
usage, as well as identify inefficiencies and opportunities for savings. And as it
sends reading directly to your supplier, you don’t have to worry about
inaccuracies or being overcharged.

Learn how your business could make more savings on its energy use, by
visiting our guide section.

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Get immediate access to the latest business energy tariffs

Find the best business energy deals and prices

Business Energy Comparison provides access to the latest commercial energy prices from almost all the top UK suppliers. So, when you compare deals, you’re seeing the most accurate and up-to-date prices. This makes it much easier to make informed decisions when it comes to switching.

Is there a cooling-off period for business energy contracts?

Yes, they are. But they’re not particularly common.

Commercial customers don’t have the same built-in protections domestic customers do – i.e., the 14-day cooling-off window. There are numerous reasons why they’re not widely available – primarily because of the way commercial supplies work, with suppliers purchasing all the energy needed to fulfil the duration of a contract upfront.

However, you can find them, but their scarcity only makes getting that comparison process right, so you end up with the right supplier even more important.

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Why compare business energy deals?

To save your business money! Every penny you can save on your business utilities will help you increase your bottom line. Making sure you’re getting the best deal for your organisation will help you do this – whether you’re a local takeaway or a national travel agent. If you don’t, you can guarantee your competitors will.

Why use Business Energy Comparison?

There are loads of business energy comparison sites in the UK. However, none of them understand the commercial energy sector quite like Business Energy Comparison does.

The quotes and advice aren’t ‘one-size-fits-all’ solutions based on business size or industry. They’re specifically tailored to your exact requirements, as well as the short and long-term goals of your business, so you can see the benefits of switching in the here-and-now and well into the future.

How much does commercial energy cost?

It all depends. There are several factors that can influence the cost. The size of your business, the amount of energy it uses annually, when that energy is consumed, the type of contract you have and its length, where you’re based, and who your provider is can all have a significant impact.

Outside factors that you have no control over can also have an impact. 

Wholesale energy prices can fluctuate depending on wider global circumstances – like weather conditions, conflicts, political events or natural disasters.

Should I fix my energy prices until 2023?

The latest Cornwall Insight forecast, based on Ofgem’s new methodology, is an 81% price cap rise in October 2022, causing a typical energy bill to £3,582 a year and a further 19% in January 2023 to £4,266 a year! Find out here if you should fix your energy prices until 2023.

How long does it take to switch business energy suppliers?

Our energy experts handle the entire switching process for you. You’ll get the benefits of their expert knowledge, as they search the energy market to find the best energy tariff for your business.

Ready to switch your energy provider or have your electricity bills checked by an expert? Our energy experts are on here to help. Fill out our simple enquiry form to get started today!

Which energy suppliers have ceased trading?

Since the beginning of 2021, a substantial number of UK suppliers have gone out of business – with many of these suppliers offering both commercial and domestic energy tariffs.

Check out our list of suppliers that have ceased trading since the start of 2021.

What to consider when you compare business energy suppliers?

To find the best possible deal for your business, it’s important to look at the unit rate, the standing charge, the type of tariffs and the mix of fuel sources that generate your energy (i.e., coal, renewable, nuclear etc.).

You should consider the supplier’s reputation when it comes to customer service too. There’s no better way to gauge whether a supplier is going to be right for you than by seeing what other businesses have to say about them.

How much can I save if I compare business energy deals?

You could potentially save up to 45% by switching your commercial utilities supplier. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Why do I need an letter of authority (LOA)?

A letter of authority (or LOA) is a legal document that allows a third party, such as an energy broker, to correspond with other services, such as energy companies, on behalf of you and your business.

The LOA will outline and stipulate the tasks that the third party must undertake. It’s essentially a special permission slip that allows another person or party to speak to another business. Check out our letter of authority guide to find out more!

What's the difference between an MPAN and MPRN number?

When comparing the energy market for a better deal, you may be asked for your MPAN (Meter Point Administration Number) and MPRN (Meter Point Reference Number).

We understand these technical terms can be confusing but within our guide we have included everything you need to know about MPAN and MPRN numbers.

What is a kilowatt hour?

Both electricity and gas are billed by kilowatt hours (kWh) as standard – with a kilowatt (kW) the unit of energy, and the kWh the amount of energy consumed per hour. Pretty simple, right?

There is some room for confusion, however. You may find that your gas meter records the amount of gas your business consumes in either cubic metres (m3) or cubic feet (ft3) – but you will almost always pay for these units in kWh.

What exactly impacts the price you pay though?

It’ll be down to the unit rate – the amount each individual unit you use is priced at. Its price will depend on numerous factors, including wholesale market conditions, where your business is located, its size and sector and how much energy it consumes.

You’ll also have to pay a standing charge – a flat daily billable rate that’s charged regardless of whether you use more energy than originally forecast or none at all. It’s paid throughout the duration of your contract and helps to cover the physical supply of your energy.

Fixed term tariffs

Many businesses favour fixed-term tariffs because they offer protection against sudden price rises. They offer a flat unit cost (a kWh rate) and a standing charge. And they’ll stay at that level throughout the duration of your contract. Your exact billed amount will, of course, depend on how much energy your business uses.

Variable rate tariffs

The opposite of fixed term rate, variable rate tariffs will change depending on wholesale market conditions. So, while you can be exposed to higher costs when the price of energy at wholesale rises, you can also benefit when it falls. These kinds of tariffs can make budgeting for energy costs a little more of a challenge.

Pass-through tariffs

Pass-through rates can be advantageous to businesses, but they can also present some risk. With them, you agree to some of your supply costs and charges upfront, with the remainder being variable for the duration of your contract. If costs fall, you can benefit. However, if they rise, you’ll face higher costs.

Are you with the cheapest business energy supplier? You won’t know if you don’t look! See if you can make business energy savings today – this site will do all the heavy lifting.

Switch business energy suppliers, it couldn’t be easier.

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Business Energy Guides

Business Energy Comparison has helped many clients compare business energy prices and make significant savings on their utilities – from large firms  with multiple sites across the UK to local, independent organisations. Here’s just a selection of satisfied clients.
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