Compare business gas prices
A reliable gas supply is essential for many businesses. If yours is one of them, you’ll know all too well that business gas costs can make up a large proportion of your overheads, particularly if you’re on one of your supplier’s more expensive tariffs.
It could be the case that you don’t actually know how much you’re paying for your energy. If so, then it’s time to compare business gas prices to see the rates on offer from a number of suppliers and make sure you’re not overpaying.
Here’s all you need to know to compare gas prices and switch to a better deal.
How to compare business gas prices and switch supplier
If you’re used to switching household energy deals, you might be surprised to find out just how differently business energy comparison works.
When you compare domestic energy, you are presented with tariffs from a range of suppliers, and you just need to choose the one that best suits your budget.
But business gas deals are more bespoke, and each supplier will tailor an energy contract to best suit the needs of your business. The good news is that this means you’ll get a deal designed with your business in mind - not a one-size-fits-all deal that may not be completely suitable in reality - but the bad news is that it means you’ll need to approach each supplier individually to make sure you get the best rates.
That’s where Bionic’s tech-enabled experts can help out - just give us a few details and we’ll compare gas prices from our panel of suppliers to find the best deal for your business. All you then need to do is let us know which deal you prefer and we’ll handle the rest of the switch for you by telling your old supplier you’re leaving and letting your new supplier know you’ll be joining.
And we can automatically switch you to our best deal at renewal, to save you time and money each year - to find out more, pop your postcode in the box on the right or give us a call on 0800 077 4181.
Are business gas prices more expensive than domestic gas rates?
If you’re a regular switcher, you may have noticed that your business gas prices appear to be more expensive than the rates you pay for household gas, but this usually only appears to be the case because domestic customers only pay 5% VAT on energy, compared to the 20% paid by businesses (subject to certain exceptions where a reduced rate of 5% is charged - for more information, check our our guide to VAT for business gas and electricity.
What are the best business gas prices?
Business gas prices can be affected by anything from the location of your workplace and how much gas you use to fluctuations in wholesale prices, which can be particularly volatile. That’s why it often makes sense to switch to a fixed rate deal, as the price you pay per kWh is locked in and protected from price rises for the duration of your deal.
To get an idea of how much your business should be paying for gas, check out the table below.
|Business size||Average price (per kWh)||Standing charge (daily)|
|Micro business||3.9p - 4.5p||25.0p - 37.0p|
|Small business||3.8p - 4.5p||25.0p - 45.0p|
|Medium business||3.4p - 4.2p||25.0p - 61.0p|
Prices may vary according to your meter type and business location. Standing charge and unit rates based on businesses that switched or renewed gas and electricity with Bionic between January 2021 and March 2021.
When running a business gas comparison, it’s important to compare business gas prices per kWh, as this is the rate you pay for each unit of gas you use and will have the biggest impact on your monthly bills. You should also compare the standing charge, which is a daily rate charged to cover the cost of transporting gas to your premises.
What happens when you switch your business gas supplier?
When you switch business gas suppliers with Bionic, we’ll let both your old and new gas supplier know what’s happening.
Your new supplier will then get in touch with details of when the changeover will take place, along with agreed payment methods and dates. But remember, there’s no cooling-off period, so make sure you’re completely happy with your contract before you sign up.
Your old supplier will then need a meter reading on the day of the switch, so they can send you an accurate final bill.
We can also help you cut your business electricity bills - give us a call to see how much you could save.
Can you switch to green business gas?
Although not as common as green business electricity - that is electricity generated from renewable sources, such as wind and solar - green business gas is available, but access to it could depend upon the size of your business and where it’s located.
What is green business gas?
Also known as biomethane, green gas is generated from biodegradable materials which are broken down by a process known as anaerobic digestion, which uses bacteria to break down the organic matter in an oxygen-free environment. Once this process is complete, carbon dioxide is removed from the biomethane, which is then pumped directly into the National Gas Grid.
Examples of the biodegradable materials used to produce green gas include:
- Agricultural crops
- Animal manure
- Bi-products from crops
- Food waste
- Plants and vegetables
If you can’t find a supplier that offers green gas, it might be worth switching to a supplier that supports carbon offsetting or other environmental projects.
Who is the best business gas supplier?
Finding the best gas supplier for your business will depend upon a number of factors, including the size of your business, where it’s located and how much gas it uses - although business gas costs are an important factor in gas comparison for business, it’s also important to make sure your supplier can meet the needs and demands of your business.
At Bionic, we know that a reliable energy supplier is key to the smooth running of your business, that’s why we only work with a panel of trusted suppliers who can provide exclusive rates and a great service, alongside a reliable supply.
When you run a business gas price comparison with Bionic’s tech-enabled experts, we’ll compare deals from some of the UK’s biggest suppliers alongside smaller, more specialist suppliers, to make sure you get the best deal with the right supplier.
To compare business gas prices, pop your postcode in the box on the right or give us a call on 0800 077 4181.