We help UK businesses save around £1,067 yearly on their gas supply. Sound too good to be true? We have lots of happy customer reviews to back this up. We compare a panel of trusted suppliers hand-selected by our expert team. Whether you're a large consumption business or an SME, we have your supply covered.
Our powerful comparison engine lets you view the latest prices in as little as 60 seconds. The ability to switch suppliers entirely online, or by chatting to one of our experts is what really sets us apart from other energy retailers.
Simple business gas rates comparison in just 60 seconds.
We'll ask for some basic business contact details and ask permission to look up your meter information.
You will be able to view a variety of tariffs and business gas prices online with no obligation to switch - what have you got to lose by looking?
Happy with what you find? If you decide to switch with us, we will handle the entire switch for you.
Business gas prices are now 69% lower than the highs seen in 2022.
With rates now at a consistent level, many businesses are locking-in these prices to avoid any potential future fluctuations.
The graph on the right highlights how the unit price of electricity has dropped by 19.42p, based on the average price per kWh of the three cheapest business gas suppliers on our panel.
There’s much confusion around business gas prices and what a great unit price per kWh is. Whilst business gas prices largely depend on wholesale gas prices, there’s much more to it than market fluctuation.
The price you pay for commercial gas also takes into account the location of the business premises, overall consumption and the length of your gas contract.
Here, we've provided the latest average business gas prices per kWh in the UK by business size. The table uses average prices collected by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. Since commercial gas prices change daily, it is better to compare the latest rates today.
Data below is correct as of March 2023, and data is from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero survey of energy suppliers. Annual cost is based on average gas use of each respective band. Business gas prices exclude Climate Change Levy (CCL), while annual cost excludes daily standing charge. These prices reflect a live market and are subject to fluctuation.
|Business Size||Annual Gas Consumption (MWh)||Average Business Gas Price (pence per kWh)||Annual Cost, Excluding Standing Charge (£)|
|Small||278 - 2,777||
|Medium||2,778 - 27,777||7.2p||£1,094,994.02|
|Large||27,778 - 277,777||6.2p||£9,486,477.41|
|Very Large||277,778 - 1,111,112||5.6p||£38,793,355.45|
|Overall Average Business Gas Price||7.0p|
Source: Gov.Uk. Data accurate as of March 2023
As a competitive market and many factors are considered when a gas supplier offers a business gas quote, it is very difficult to pinpoint one gas supplier as the cheapest.
However, we can offer insight into averages based on a fixed consumption level. The example below is not set in stone and is based on a consumption of 25,000 kWh of gas.
*prices updated September 2023.
Paying close attention to the cost of your business gas will help you secure a great deal. There are a few tips you should keep in mind to ensure you never overpay on your gas rates again.
|Supplier||Average Price per kWh||Average Standing Charge||Annual Cost|
When you use our online comparison engine, you will find a variety of tariff options ranging from the cheapest fixed and variable tariffs.
Ensuring you’re on the correct business gas tariff can save you a significant amount of money.
Choosing a gas tariff comes down to how and when the business operates. For example, a business operating predominantly late at night and at weekends may benefit from Economy 7 & 10 tariffs.
Here are some of the tariffs you may want to consider:
A fixed-rate tariff is an agreed price you pay per kWh of gas used. These business gas rates are fixed for the agreed duration of your contract.
Many companies prefer a fixed-rate tariff as they offer security and predictable outgoings that are friendly to budgeting activities.
They also protect the business from any price fluctuations in wholesale business gas rates.
Variable gas rates offer flexibility in times of higher wholesale gas prices.
The price your business pays for gas will fluctuate. Often known as a variable price plan, you’re able to move to a fixed-rate gas tariff at any time to save money.
Most business electricity tariffs will feature a daily charge. This cost is applied by the supplier to cover billing and maintenance costs.
This is a fixed daily charge applied to your business gas bill. A no-standing charge tariff removes this charge from your contract.
It’s worth bearing in mind that your unit price may be more expensive on a no-standing charge tariff.
Businesses that have not agreed to a new deal with any supplier may be placed on this type of tariff.
As an expensive legally binding contract, it is often a tariff that businesses avoid due to their contract and expensive unit rates.
We understand how busy small businesses can be and how easy it is to put off switching business gas to a more competitive deal.
We’ve listened to our customers and built a fully online switching service that allows our customers to switch suppliers any time of day or night completely online. You will see competitive prices in just 60 seconds and switch within a few clicks.
High-consumption business gas users often have specific requirements. Our experts take the time to understand your business and how we can build the ideal tariff with optimal savings.
With everything from gas usage audits to meter installation and management systems; we’ll build the best solution for you.
The flat 20% VAT rate applies to business gas bills. However, there are VAT exemptions for non-profits. You should speak to your business gas supplier if you think you may be eligible.
We'll aim to complete your business gas switch within 5 working days from approval.
Multiple factors are considered when commercial gas suppliers are calculating prices. This includes wholesale prices, cost of network upkeep, contract length, the businesses credit rating, annual consumption and regional location of the business.
A Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) identifies the gas meter at a property. This helps ensure you're being billed for the right amount of gas consumed.