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    Guide Author

    James Longley

    Managing Director

    min read
    Last Updated November 10, 2023

    How To Switch Business Energy Supplier

    Are you looking for a way to bring down the cost of your business energy bills? Utility Bidder can help you compare gas and electricity rates from some of the UK’s biggest suppliers. However, before you think about switching, it’s good to understand the entire switching process.

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    When can you switch business energy supplier?

    Business energy contracts work differently from domestic energy deals. Normally you can only switch your business energy tariff if:

    • you’re on a energy contract you didn’t choose – this usually happens when you take on new premises, or your fixed-term contract has ended, and you’ve not agreed on a renewal.
    • your contract has ended, and you’re not bound by terms. Some contracts require you to give notice to your current energy provider.

    If you’re in a fixed-term contract, you can usually start to look for a new business energy provider six months before your contract is due to end.

    What should you consider before you switch business energy provider?

    • Cost: if energy prices are high, you may decide to opt for a fixed rate – which provides safety for your business. Alternatively, you may decide a variable rate contract offers opportunities to save money when wholesale market prices fall.

    Find out more about energy contracts in our guide, What are the Types of Energy Contracts?

    • Industry: a retail business based in a single shop unit won’t consume as much gas or electricity as a manufacturing plant. This will have a significant impact on your quote. And if your organisation is particularly energy-intensive, you’ll require a half-hourly meter .

    • Meters: if you’ve moved into new premises that don’t have a gas or electricity supply, you’ll need to pay for an energy meter to be installed.

    • No cooling-off period: domestic energy contracts give you a cooling-off period – just in case you change your mind. Business energy contracts do not.

    Learn more about Cooling Off Periods for Business Energy Contracts.

    How to switch business energy provider?

    Switching business energy suppliers might seem daunting, but it isn’t.

    Here, at Utility Bidder, we can help you find the best rate for your organisation’s gas and electricity supply. We work with many of the UK’s most respected energy suppliers which gives us access to exclusive rates.

    To get started, enter your business’ postcode into our business energy comparison tool. You’ll just need to have the following information to complete the business energy comparison process;

    • the name of your current energy supplier and contract type
    • the contract end date
    • your energy usage

    We’ll then deliver quotes from suppliers that best meet the needs of your business. If you’re in your switching window, you’re free to choose the best quote.

    We’ll help you with all the complicated bits of switching – like negotiating your new contract, handling all the paperwork and notifying your current provider of your wish to change business energy supplier and provide notice.

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    ? What does this mean?
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