If you run a small business, it is important to get the right gas tariff to help you save on your energy bill.

You need quotes from each supplier before you can compare tariffs. This is because the price of business gas depends on the individual circumstances of your business.

This comparison only shows suppliers that can offer service to small businesses, so use it to find the service you need at the cheapest price.

Think about your business needs

When choosing your tariff, consider:

  • The size of your business

  • How much gas you use for heating, hot water, or large gas appliances

  • Your business address (not all energy companies supply the same areas)

  • How many locations you have

  • Whether your business is likely to grow or move premises

Compare quotes

Use this comparison to get as many quotes as possible from different suppliers. This gives you the best chance of finding the cheapest tariff and negotiating the price of your gas.

You should compare:

  • The unit rate, which is what you will pay for each kilowatt hour (kWh) of gas you use

  • The standing charge, which is the daily fee you pay your supplier for managing your account

  • The rate type, which affects whether the unit rate is fixed or variable

  • The contract length, which affects how long you have to wait before switching again

You can then negotiate with your preferred supplier by telling them about your other quotes, or by making a lower offer for the price of your gas.

If you are switching from an existing tariff, make sure you are not tied into your contract and that you give at least 30 days' notice to your supplier.

Here is more information about how to switch your business gas.

Small businesses FAQs

Q

Which energy companies can supply gas to small businesses?

A

Not all energy companies offer tariffs for small businesses, but this comparison only shows suppliers that do.

Q

What is a micro business?

A

You may be a micro business if you have fewer than 10 employees, a turnover of less than €2 million, or have low gas usage. Find out more here.

Q

Will I pay tax on my business gas?

A

You will pay 20% VAT. You may also have to pay the Climate Change Levy (CCL) if your gas usage is high. Check to see if you have to pay the CCL here.

Q

What is a kWh?

A

It stands for kilowatt hour and it is the unit for measuring how much gas you use. The unit rate of your gas is the price you pay for each kWh of gas used.

Q

What is an eco tariff?

A

It is a type of business gas tariff that sources energy from sustainable resources. You can find out more about how green energy works here.

About our business gas comparison

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Who do we include in this comparison?

A

We include selected suppliers from the broker LoveEnergySavings.com when you get quotes through our comparison. LoveEnergySavings.com only compare Ofgem licensed business gas suppliers in the UK. Here is more information about how our website works.

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How do we make money from our comparison?

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We have commercial agreements with some of the companies in this comparison and get paid commission if we help you take out one of their products or services. Find out more here.

You do not pay any extra and it does not affect the deal you get.