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Business gas is different. No price cap & no cooling off

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Compare business gas and fix your rates to beat price volatility

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Compare, switch & renew business gas with Bionic

We’ll use smart data to find your current energy supplier and usage for you using industry held data. Enter manually

We compare a vetted panel of trusted UK business energy suppliers

Why compare and switch business gas suppliers?

When it comes to business gas, loyalty doesn’t always pay - so it rarely makes sense to stick with the same business gas supplier. Here are three good reasons why thousands of businesses compare business gas prices and switch suppliers with Bionic:  

  • No out-of-contract rates - If your business gas bill suddenly costs you more, you might be paying out-of-contract rates. Switching sooner rather than later means you could shave money off your monthly gas bill. And if you really don’t want to switch, we might be able to do some of the heavy lifting and negotiate with your current supplier.  
  • Pay less for longer - We don’t just look at price - we consider what’s best for your business. Sometimes locking in a lower rate for a longer term is the best option, giving you peace of mind for several years in an unpredictable market. 
  • Trusted suppliers – No one wants the hassle of their gas supplier going bust. We work with a panel of trusted suppliers who offer a reliable service along with great rates. We’ll guide you through the switch so you can put more time into running your business.

How Bionic business gas comparison works

How Bionic Works

No long forms

Start a business gas comparison with just your postcode. We use secure smart data to find the details we need to run your quote.

How Bionic Works

We’ll do the comparison for you

Once we know more about the needs of your business, we'll compare quotes and exclusive deals from our panel of trusted UK suppliers.

How Bionic Works

We'll talk you through the quotes

One of our experts will explain the quotes on screen and answer any questions. You choose the best deal and we’ll handle the rest.

Your Bionic comparison is free.

If you decide to switch, we’ll be paid a commission by the new supplier that is included in the prices we quote.

Why it’s better to talk

Switching business gas is more complicated than switching domestic energy. That's why 75% of business owners say they'd sooner speak to someone to get their questions answered. Our tech-enabled experts are on hand to help business owners just like you.

Look behind headline savings figures

Business gas prices are calculated with many ‘moving parts’, like standing charges, unit rates, and other fees. We’ll help you look behind the headline figures to see which deals will result in savings for your business.

Tailor your price

Why accept the first price you’re given? As the UK’s market leader for business gas comparison, we get exclusive rates from our panel of trusted UK energy suppliers, and can tailor prices to suit your business’s needs.

Make your new contract more likely to go live

Bionic has a dedicated team who manage your old and new suppliers to save you the hassle. When we talk, we can make sure all the details are exactly right so your new contract is more likely to go live smoothly.

All part of the service with Bionic


Proactive comparison for your next contract

Bionic’s Digital Renewal service makes everything much quicker and easier when it’s time to sort your next energy contract. We’ll proactively do your next comparison for you, and share it by email. You then choose the deal you want online, and we’ll take care of everything else for you.


Sort all your business essentials in one place

Bionic is a one-stop shop for business gas, business insurance, business connectivity (phone line and broadband), and business finance (loans). Save yourself time and hassle by getting all your business products sorted in one place. Just one name to remember for any of your essential services.

Or speak to one of our team now on 0800 860 6833

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What affects business gas prices?

The price you pay for business gas will be affected by a range of factors, including:

Read more about what affects UK gas prices in our guide

That’s why it’s important to run a thorough business gas comparison before signing up for a new deal with your current supplier or a different one.

The best way to protect your business from increasing gas prices is to lock in your rates with a fixed-term contract - although your bills will still vary according to your usage, fixing your rates means the price you pay for each unit of gas you use will stay the same for the duration of your deal.

What government help is available for high business gas bills?

The Energy Bill Relief Scheme was brought in on October 1, 2021, to help businesses struggling with high energy bills, but that support ended on March 31, 2023. On April 1, 2023, it was replaced by the Energy Bills Discount Scheme which ran until March 31, 2024. No further government help has been announced.

Remember, there is no price cap like there is for domestic gas, which means prices can be volatile. Even though rates are lower than the spike we saw in 2022, they are still much higher than pre-pandemic levels - and although we can’t predict the market, historically rates tend to rise annually.

That's why it still makes sense to do a business gas comparison and compare business gas to find the lowest possible rates. Getting a fixed deal means you'll not be affected by any further price volatility and help you avoid rolling on to your suppliers' (usually more expensive) out-of-contract rates.

What are the latest business gas rates in April 2024?

To give you a rough idea of how much you should be paying, here are the latest business gas rates for April 2024:

Business sizeGas unit price per kWhGas daily standing charge 
Micro Business7.4p45.8p
Small Business7.1p46.6p
Medium Business7.6p34.9p
Large Business6.9p42.0p

Note: Prices are correct as of April 2024. Rates and bill size may vary according to your meter type and business location. The prices you’re quoted may be different from the averages shown. The figures shown are the average unit rates and standing charges quoted by Bionic per business size from April 1 to April 10 2024.

Each business uses energy differently, so the figures above should only be used as a guide when calculating the rates you should be paying. Speak to the energy experts at Bionic and we’ll find a business gas tariff that suits the exact needs of your business.

Check out our guide to average business energy usage and rates to learn more about the latest business energy rates.

How much should my business gas bills be in April 2024?

The cost of your business gas bills will vary depending upon the type of contract you're on, the rates you're paying, and the amount of gas you use. We've looked at the latest rates and crunched the numbers to give you but here’s a rough idea of how much a business of your size should be paying each year: 

Business sizeAnnual usageCost per year
Micro Business5,000 to 15,000 kWh£907
(based on annual usage of 10,000kWh) 
Small Business15,000 to 30,000 kWh£1,767
(based on annual usage of 22,500kWh) 
Medium Business30,000 to 65,000 kWh£3,737
(based on annual usage of 47,500kWh) 
Large BusinessMore than 65,000 kWh£4,638
(based on annual usage of 65,000kWh) 

Note: Prices are correct as of April 2024. Rates and bill size may vary according to your meter type and business location. The prices you’re quoted may be different from the averages shown. The figures shown are the average unit rates and standing charges quoted by Bionic per business size from April 1 to April 10 2024.

Who supplies my business gas?

It can be easy to lose track of who supplies your business gas, especially if you're on a three-year fix and don't need to think about things until your contract is up for renewal.

Checking your latest bill or emails is the simplest way to find out who your supplier is, or you can call the Meter Number Helpline on 0870 6081524 or use the Find My Supplier website. If using either of these services, you'll need to have your meter point reference number (MPRN) to hand. Learn more in our guide to MPAN and MPRN numbers.

If you've switched with Bionic, you can give us a call and we'll let you know who your current supplier is and compare quotes for your next contract if the time is right. At Bionic, we work with the following suppliers:

SupplierContract typeTerm duration on offer
British GasFixed1-3 year
BG LiteFixed1-5 year
British Gas PlusFixed1-3 year
Crown Gas & PowerFixed1-3 year
EDF EnergyFixed1-4 year
Opus EnergyFixed1-3 year
ScottishPowerFixed1-3 year
Smartest EnergyFixed1-3 year
SSEFixed1-3 year
TotalEnergiesFixed1-5 year
Valda EnergyFixed1-3 year
Yü EnergyFixed1-3 year

If your business uses more than 55,000 kWh of gas a year, suppliers will class you as a large business and handle your supply differently. To find out more, check out our guide to large business energy and give us a call on 0800 077 3701. 

What types of business gas tariffs are available?

Here are the main types of tariffs that are available to businesses:

You can find out more about each in our guide to business energy tariffs.

Your business credit score can also affect the type of deal and rates you're offered. You can find out more about each of the tariffs available in our tariffs guide.    

How much gas do businesses use in a year?

If your gas bills are too high, an overpriced tariff might not be the only reason - you might simply be using too much. This could be down to bad habits - such as leaving the heating on too high - or the fact that your business premises aren't as energy efficient as they should be.

To give you a rough idea of how much gas you should be using, here are the average annual gas consumption figures SMEs:

For more information, check out our guide to average business energy consumption. If you use more than the above, see our guide to industrial, high-consumption, and large business energy.

How is the cost of business gas calculated

When working out the cost of your business gas bills, there are two main things to look out for: 

If you want more detailed information on how energy pricing works and why a drop in wholesale prices isn't immediately reflected in the rates you pay or are quoted, take a look at our guide to how energy is bought and sold in the UK.

What is green business gas?

Green business gas is produced using environmentally sustainable sources – such as plants or animal waste - like biomass. But while many suppliers now offer 100% green electricity as standard, environmentally friendly gas production technology isn’t quite as advanced, which means green gas deals are much more difficult to come by.

As things stand, green business gas is only available in certain parts of Great Britain. This means that environmentally friendly gas production isn’t always an option - while solar and wind farms are located right across the UK, your ability to switch to green gas will depend on where your business is located.

To find out more, check out our guide to renewable business energy and speak to our tech-enabled experts. If green gas isn’t an option, you could switch to a supplier that supports environmental projects and sustainable energy in other ways.

Why switch business gas suppliers with Bionic?

When you switch business gas suppliers with Bionic, we’ll handle the whole thing for you from start to finish. This means that once you’ve chosen the deal you like from our list of quotes, we will: 

The only thing you’ll need to do is give your old supplier one last meter reading on the day of the switch, so they can send you an accurate final bill.

Business Gas FAQs

To help you understand more about switching business gas, here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

Where can I find my MPRN?

MPRN is a unique number for your gas meter. It will be up to 11 numbers in length and is used to identify the meter at your business premises.

You should be able to find your MPRN on your business gas bill under the "Details of charges" heading.

You can also search online for your MPRN by entering your postcode at Find My Supplier or by calling the meter number helpline on 0870 608 1524. Simply tell them your business postcode and the first line of your address and they’ll let you know your MPRN and the name of your current gas supplier.

For more guidance, go to our guide to MPAN and MPRN.

Will my business gas meter need to be replaced if I switch supplier?

It’s unlikely that your gas meter will need replacing if it’s a standard meter. If you have a smart meter, you may need to switch meters if the one you have isn’t compatible with your new supplier. For more information, check out our guide to smart meters for business.

How much VAT do I pay on gas for business?

Most businesses pay the standard 20% VAT on gas, but you might qualify for the lower 5% rate if you run a charity or not-for-profit organisation. You might also qualify for a discount if you use less than 4,397kWh each month – if you’re not sure how much you use, you can find the exact figure on your latest bill.

If you qualify for the lower rate, ask your gas supplier for a VAT declaration form. Find out more about VAT and business energy in our guide to VAT for business gas and electricity.

Can I switch suppliers if my business gas is supplied by an independent gas transporter (IGT)?

Even if your gas is supplied by an IGT, there’s nothing stopping you from comparing gas prices and switching suppliers, but you might find your switch takes a bit longer and the deal you’re offered might not be as competitive as others.

This is because the costs involved in supplying and maintaining IGTs are relatively high, which means the standing charge is often higher. And when you compare gas quotes, the extra IGT charges won’t be included, so you’ll also have to factor these costs in on top of the rates you’re offered. It’s important to compare deals from a range of suppliers, as you might find some of the bigger providers will take on the IGT charges to get your custom.

What are the best business gas deals currently available?

Business gas prices are always changing. The only way to make sure you’re on the best deal is to compare prices and switch. And remember, signing up to a new deal as soon as your switching window opens can help you lock in lower rates and beat any energy price rises.

Are business gas rates cheaper than domestic?

Although business and domestic measurement units are the same, the tariffs are not. Business and domestic deals are very different in both cost and contract type.

Although business gas may appear more expensive, the rates offered are usually cheaper and bills only appear more expensive because VAT is charged at a standard rate of 20% on business gas and electricity, as opposed to 5% on domestic energy.

What is micro business gas?

Microbusiness gas is simply a business gas deal that’s been designed for a microbusiness.

A micro business is one that has no more than 10 employees and a turnover of less than £1.7 million. Often suppliers can offer special rates for these kinds of enterprises.

The threshold for qualifying as a microbusiness are as follows, you must:

  • Consume less than 200,000 kWh of gas a year, or
  • Consume less than 55,000 kWh of electricity a year, or
  • Have fewer than ten employees (or their full-time equivalent) and an annual turnover or annual balance sheet total not exceeding € 2 million (£1.7 million).

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