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Gas bills will be a large expense for most UK businesses. It’s useful to understand what options are available when comparing business gas tariffs.
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We will cover frequently asked business gas questions such as:
The two biggest reasons why you may choose to switch business gas suppliers are to save money and/or receive a higher level of customer service.
Switching your commercial gas supply to a provider that offers your business a better tariff could save you hundreds or thousands of pounds each year.
Sometimes, it’s not always about finding the lowest price. Most businesses value a high level of customer service and support. After all, avoiding and being able to quickly resolve potential issues allows them to continue with their business operations without any interruption.
It’s quick and simple to compare and switch business energy suppliers with Utility Saving Expert.
Switching your business’ gas supply is similar to how you would switch your home supplier. It’s quick and takes minimal effort on your part. Simply enter a few details about your consumption, compare business gas quotes that meet your requirements, select the option that’s most suitable and apply online.
The new business gas provider will manage the whole switching process for you. Your current supply won’t be affected, the gas will be delivered through the same pipes that you’re currently using.
The only thing you need to do is to obtain a final meter reading and make sure any current or previously outstanding bills have been paid for. Your current supplier is likely to inform you about this.
If you’re moving away early from a fixed rate business gas tariff, you will need to ensure that any exit fees are paid for (if applicable). Compare these costs against what you’re likely to save by switching your business gas provider.
It is estimated that around one million properties in the UK are on Independent Gas Transporters (IGTs), these are smaller gas networks linked to larger networks.
If your gas is transported through an IGT instead of the National Grid, you can still compare business gas suppliers and switch. Although the switching process may take additional time due to the above.
Standing charges will usually be more expensive with IGTs, this means your gas contract and tariff will cost more. If you receive gas through an IGT, your quotes will not include the additional IGT charges. You will have to pay these on top of the tariff you select.
Some larger commercial gas suppliers may include these within their standing charges, however, it’s important to check the terms and conditions before you agree to a new contract.
If you’re thinking about switching business gas, it’s quick and simple with Utility Saving Expert. To compare and switch you’ll need the following details:
These details can be found on your most recent business gas bill. Once you’ve entered this information, we’ll display a range of quotes for you to select from. Use the filtering tools to easily find the right business gas supplier and tariff that meets your requirements.
The new business gas supplier will inform you on which date the switch is due to take place. You will also be given other useful information regarding payment methods and important dates to add to your calendar. Ensure the information is accurate, if there’s any issues, let your provider know as soon as possible.
Your previous supplier will request a final meter reading on the day the switch is due to take place. This will enable them to send you your final invoice.
Make sure you’re happy with all the terms and conditions of the contract. This is because as a business gas customer, you are not likely to be given a “cooling off period”.
In most cases, no. If you have a standard gas meter then you will not need to replace it.
Most businesses in the UK will have to pay the standard VAT rate at 20% for their commercial gas supply. If your gas consumption is lower (less than 4,397kWh per month – check your bill for details), or you’re operating a charity or not-for-profit organisation, you may be eligible for a 15% VAT reduction.
If this is applicable, contact your business gas supplier and request a VAT declaration form.
Commercial gas prices can be influenced by a number of different factors. These can all take place at any moment. One of the main factors is wholesale market prices. Other factors include the following:
Due to the above, many businesses will opt for a fixed rate commercial gas tariff. These can protect you from price increases that come from variable rate tariffs. Fixed rate gas tariffs for businesses are available between 12 to 36 months. Generally, the longer you fix the tariff for, the more it will cost.
Green gas is sourced from renewable energy sources. At this moment in time, renewable gas hasn’t developed as much as green electricity. This means that your business may not be able to access this option yet.
You should now have all the necessary information you need to compare business gas. See how much your business could save today by completing the form at the top of the page.
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