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Cheap Business gas – A Guide for Start-ups


Certain businesses use more gas than others but finding the best price is a universal concern. Business gas rates differ according to the size of your business and how much gas it uses. To ensure you’re not overpaying, it’s vital to make sure your business is on the best-priced deal. For a quick and easy way to reduce your overheads, compare your business gas rates with the current market. And in the long-term, you need to make sure your business is efficient with its gas usage to cut costs.

What affects business gas rates?

It wouldn’t be fair to charge a catering business the same gas price as a graphic design firm. Instead, energy companies will suggest a tariff that suits the needs of your business. Put simply, the more gas your business uses, the more it will pay. However, there are other considerations that an energy supplier will make before offering you their best deal.

What should my business gas rates be?

There are so many variables when it comes to providing energy. Therefore, it can be difficult to work out the best business gas prices. Business who have a major reliance on their gas supply will use more energy than those who use mostly electricity. Instead of comparing annual price, it’s more accurate to compare your unit cost and standing charge. These are the main contributors to your overall bill.

Take a look at our quick guide to ensure you aren’t overpaying for your business gas consumption. But remember, even if you are in the right bracket, you could still cut costs by running a price comparison, especially if you haven’t renegotiated in a while.

Micro Business:

Average annual usage: 5000 - 15,000 (kWh)

Average Unit Cost: 4.1 - 4.5p

Standing Charge: 23 - 26p

Annual electricity price: £300 - £700

Small Business:

Average annual usage: 15000 - 30,000 (kWh)

Average Unit Cost: 3.8p - 4p

Standing Charge: 21p - 22p

Annual electricity price: £800 – £1,400

Medium Business:

Average annual usage: 30,000 - 50,000 (kWh)

Average Unit Cost: 3.5p – 3.7p

Standing Charge: 18p – 20p

Annual electricity price: £1,500 - £2,000

When running a business, anything with the potential to be complicated usually is. Unfortunately, your business gas supply is no different. But don’t worry, at ByteStart, we understand this subject in great detail. It’s difficult to identify a total amount you could save, as there are so many variables when it comes to finding the best business gas prices. However, there is good news. Firstly, if you haven’t renegotiated your business gas supply in the past two years, you will most likely be able to find a better deal. Second, running a business energy price comparison online can take away all the hassle of finding the best business gas prices.

How much can a cheap business gas supplier save me?

Business owners are usually most concerned with cost, and while the bottom line is clearly important, it’s not always the most important factor for finding the best business gas deal. Take a look at our top tips for finding the cheapest business gas prices below:

How to find cheap gas rates for business

  • Run frequent price comparisons to ensure you’re getting the best deal
  • Be aware of your contract end date to avoid a deemed rate tariff
  • Look into the benefits and perks of different suppliers and tariffs
  • Choose a fixed-rate contract to avoid paying extra for gas
  • Ensure your business is gas efficient

To find out more about how we can help you switch to the best business gas prices, get in touch with our team of energy experts.

  • The size of your business
  • The location of your business premises
  • The industry your business operates in
  • Your average annual consumption
  • The hours and days your business is in operation
  • The length and type of contract you require

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