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17 Apr

Access Cheap Business Gas Rates

by Simon Thompson
 

The easiest way for a business, whether it’s a small or large enterprise, to access cheap business gas rates is to compare the marketplace offering between providers.

The commercial gas supply market is a competitive one in the UK and all firms should check whether there is a better deal on offer every year to ensure they are paying the lowest prices available.

A business owner can undertake this exercise and they’ll need to compare the unit price, that’s the price per kilowatt hour (kWh) between providers and how much gas they plan to use over the coming year.

It’s also important to appreciate how much the daily charge will be from a supplier, this is an amount that is levied to pay the National Grid for delivering gas to your premises. It varies between providers and can have a big impact on the annual cost your business may pay for gas.

Cheap business gas rates

So, what appears to be excellent and cheap business gas rates from a provider may end up being an expensive offering once the standing charge has been calculated.

It’s important that you calculate what your potential annual cost is likely to be from a provider and it’s also important that you don’t just focus on using the ‘Big Six’ business gas suppliers to get a wide range of prices for a one-year fixed contract.

If your business has never switched gas suppliers or hasn’t bothered for several years, then you may find that your gas rates may be substantially more because you’ve been moved across to a contract with ‘deemed’ rates automatically.

That’s the price for inaction but you won’t be alone since a government survey has revealed that around 40% of firms in the UK have never bothered switching energy suppliers.

Contact a business gas supplier directly

And while you could contact a business gas supplier directly or use a comparison site for this purpose, comparing the offers on a like-for-like basis may be difficult.

One reason for this is that supplying gas to your business is not like finding a gas supplier for our homes and the provider will need to offer a bespoke deal for meeting your needs.

In addition, you also run the risk that you may not get the best deal for meeting your needs because the comparison site may be searching a small number of suppliers when there could be better and cheaper providers available.

If you would like to know more about how you can access cheap business gas rates and get help with the switchover process, then it’s time to speak with the experts at D-Energi.