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At AquaSwitch, we understand that finding the right business gas supplier is essential. That’s why we’ve partnered with some of the industry’s most trusted and reputable business gas suppliers.
Our suppliers are vetted to ensure they provide competitive prices and excellent customer service. You can compare the latest prices and deals using our business gas comparison service.
Using our business gas comparison service, you’ll receive a range of business gas quotes from our panel of trusted suppliers. Here are the key factors to consider when choosing the best quote for your company:
In comparing business gas quotes, there can be a lot to consider. But don’t worry; our business gas experts will be on hand to help answer any questions you have about choosing your new tariff.
At AquaSwitch, we help SMEs compare business gas quoted by suppliers across the market.
Once we’ve found your business a great deal, our business utility experts will arrange for your business to enter into a fixed-term contract for supplying gas to your commercial property.
Business gas tariffs are legally binding, so it’s essential to understand all the contract terms. Here’s our guide to the different items in a business gas tariff:
Here we answer popular questions surrounding business gas, from anything like locating your MPRN number to what good business gas rates look like.
Yes, larger businesses that consume more gas generally get access to cheaper business gas rates. Here’s a guide to the amount of gas different size businesses typically consume:
|Business Size||Average Annual Gas Consumption (kWh)|
|Average British Home||12,000|
Businesses that consume over 100,000 kWh will receive bespoke quotes from business gas suppliers reflecting lower wholesale prices that can be obtained in large contracts.
An MPRN is the unique number for your gas meter and contains 11 numbers. This is used to identify the meter at your business premises – similar to an MPAN number for electricity and a SPID number for your business water meter.
You can find your MPRN on your business gas bill. It should sit under the “Details of Charges” section.
If you can’t find one of your business gas bills, you can also search it online with your business postcode on Find My Supplier. This will then tell you your MPRN.
Your business gas bill will be affected by numerous factors, including your usage, location, and whether you have an agreed contracted rate with a business gas supplier all of which will impact the overall bill.
Here’s a rough idea of how much gas businesses use:
Different industries have different uses for gas, so the figures above are only a rough guideline. The data above was based on average business gas consumption data and the latest average business gas prices.
Our business gas comparison tool collects all the information we need to know about your business location. We’ll collect quotes tailored to your business address, simply add your current postcode and begin the comparison.
Any licenced business gas provider can provide a quote to supply gas to your property. To get a business gas quote, you’ll need to let a business gas supplier know:
Before signing a contract and switching, you must have an agreed contract end date with your current supplier and an agreed switching date (ideally both on the same day).
Most business gas suppliers aim to complete the switching process within four weeks, although the actual time can vary based on the factors mentioned above.
The easiest way to find who your current business gas supplier is to check your latest gas bill. If you don’t have it or you have recently moved into new premises, you can call the Meter Number Helpline on 0870 608 1524, and they’ll be able to assist you.
Most business gas suppliers do not offer renewable business gas tariffs. Unfortunately, sustainable gas offerings for businesses are only available in specific locations due to the lack of widespread green gas generation capacity.
Use our business gas comparison service above to determine whether your location can switch to one.
To work out when your business gas contract ends, simply find your latest gas bill. Business gas bills show your current business gas contract end date. If you don’t have a bill, it’s worth looking for your original contract or calling your current business gas supplier.
The customer services department of your business gas supplier will be able to help you and tell you what the end date is for your existing contract.
Yes, you can compare business gas prices if your gas is currently supplied by an independent gas transporter. However, switching can take a little more time than a regular switch.
Independent Gas transporters contracts usually include an additional standing charge compared to a direct connection to the national grid.
Some providers will absorb the costs of the IGTs; however, most do not. It’s worth ensuring you understand the overall cost before switching, as it may be substantially more than using a supplier on a standard tariff.
Yes, unless you’re moving business premises, your existing supplier will charge you a termination fee. This can be up to the total wholesale spend for the rest of the contract. Once you have paid this fee, then you can cancel your business gas contract and move to a different supplier.
To end your existing tariff, you must send a termination letter to your current supplier stating that you wish to terminate your contract on a specific date. The details you need to provide are as follows:
You can use the AquSwitch energy termination letter here.
For more information, check out our complete guide to getting out of a business energy contract.
You can, but you can’t switch until you have a move-in date and a signed contract for the new premises. You will also need critical details like the MPRN number to get a valid quote.
Business gas prices fluctuate on a daily basis, so there is no point in using a business gas comparison service until you have agreed on a move-in date.
Recent rises in inflation have left many businesses struggling. If you cannot pay a gas bill, we recommend talking to your current business energy supplier to discuss a payment plan or payment pause to give your company breathing room.
The Citizens Advice Helpline can also help advise you on your business gas contract.
You can, but you will most likely have to pay an early exit charge if you cancel your contract with your business gas supplier early. The specific tariff you have agreed with your supplier will determine the applicable exit fee.
If your contract term ends, you can switch freely and avoid early cancellation fees.
If you have only a couple of months left on your contract, it’s worth sticking with it and arranging a new business contract to commence on the end date.
Most business gas contracts do not offer cooling-off periods when signing a new contract. A 14-day cooling-off period is when you can cancel services within the cooling-off period without any financial ramifications.
It’s important to compare business gas prices in-depth and make sure you fully understand everything you are signing up for. It’s worth contacting the supplier to ensure you understand every aspect of the quote provided before agreeing to it.
No, business electricity suppliers do not offer dual-fuel contracts to companies that need both a gas and electricity supply to a commercial property.
If you are classed as a “Micro-business”, your business gas supplier must send you a renewal reminder at least 60 before the end of your current business gas contract.
Ensure you have got your renewal date saved in your calendar. If your business gas supplier doesn’t send you a renewal letter, you may be automatically renewed onto more expensive business gas rates.
Check out our full guide to what happens at the end of a business energy contract.
A deemed gas contract is where your commercial property has a gas supply, but you haven’t entered into an agreement with the supplier. In this situation, you’ll revert to a deemed contract where you pay expensive out-of-contract gas prices with the current gas supplier.
The most common indicators that you are in a deemed contract are:
This, simply put, is business gas prices for companies classed as a “micro business”. Businesses classed as micro businesses will pay for their gas on a specific tariff created for micro businesses.
The definition and qualifying factors for being a micro business are the following:
If you sit within these factors, most suppliers will be able to offer you a special micro-business gas rate.
Business gas contracts have a clause that says what happens if you reach the end of your contract without arranging a new one.
Typically, you’ll continue to be supplied by your current business gas supplier with either:
Either way, these automatic business gas contracts are unnecessarily expensive. To avoid wasting money, we recommend using our business gas comparison service to arrange a renewal or a hassle-free switch to a new supplier.
Here’s our full guide on what to do at the end of a business energy contract.
A business gas tariff describes how a company will pay for its gas supply to a property that’s connected to the local gas distribution network.
In a business gas tariff, you’ll typically pay for two things:
In the UK, the gas market is deregulated, so companies need to choose their gas supplier and business gas tariff. Find your next business gas supplier using our business gas comparison service.
The cost of transporting gas to your property depends on your location. The British mainland has five separate gas distribution networks, each with its transportation charges, making some regions cheaper than others.
Additionally, some properties may be supplied by an independent gas transporter, which adds another layer of fees to your gas quotes.
The business gas quotes you’ll receive from our suppliers factor in the distribution charges they’ll incur to deliver gas to your property.