Get the cheapest business gas prices with Energy Advice Line
The Energy Advice Line is one of the UK’s leading price comparison and switching service for business gas. We have help 10,000’s of people since 2006 compare the market and get the lowest prices for their business.
Importantly the comparison process is completely transparent and all gas and electricity prices are available online.
Our service is completely independent. We are paid an introduction payment from the supplier partner. This amount can range and is most of the time aligned to the businesses energy usage. The estimated introduction payment is clearly detailed on the contract paperwork.
We compare the market with an extensive panel of suppliers to offer customers complete transparency
We are uniquely positioned by having terms with an extensive supplier panel and working closely with each one to get our customers the best possible prices on their energy contracts. We are, however, not aligned with any of the suppliers but work on behalf of our customers to get the best possible contract option in terms of price and duration.
Looking for the best available commercial gas prices in the market when your fixed-term contract expires is the easiest way to save your business money. There is no doubt that it literally pays to shop around in order to stay in control of your company’s supply. It has never been more important to be aware of what is happening on the energy market given the huge increases we have experienced over the last 2 years. Weekly updates on the latest price trends are available here.
Keep it simple and seamless – that’s why our customers come back year on year
Our business objective is to make the price comparison and switching process as simple, and as seamless, as possible. This means that while we do the legwork to ensure you get the best prices, you can get on with running your company. Our panel is made up of both large and small supply companies, and offers a wide range of choice.
This way you not only get the lowest prices on the market, but you will also be in the best position to benefit from our future deals.
A service designed exclusively for you!
We are the only service of this kind designed exclusively for businesses, and our team of experts have extensive knowledge of commercial gas prices, as well as the available contracts. We will also help you through the switching process when you change suppliers. There will be no interruption to your supply as the changeover happens.
We will also help to ensure that you avoid getting stuck in an expensive rollover deal when your fixed-term contracts ends. Unless you give notice to your supplier and shop around for a better deal, the business gas prices you are paying now could increase significantly overnight. We pride ourselves on being a Consumer Champion, helping firms of all sizes find the cheapest prices on the business energy market.
Reduce the price you pay for your Business Gas
Business gas meters consume in the region of 8,125 TWh’s annually which accounts for the significant proportion of energy consumed by businesses in the UK.
Gas meters however only account for approximately 24% of the volume of meters if we look at the mix of business electricity and gas meters in the UK.
It has never been more important to reduce the amount you pay for your business gas. Energy Advice Line can help.
A supplier’s business model dictates that they need to earn as much money as possible from their customers so there is a very strong likelihood that they will not offer the best gas or electricity rate to you first time. If they did this, the simple fact is that they would reduce their profit margin significantly. Although a supplier directly will often adopt a price match approach so it looks like they are being fair to their customers, we strongly believe that is not a very transparent way of approaching a loyal customer on renewal.
The most transparent approach should be a best price first time policy as customers know where they stand, they can compare the market and make a quick decision rather than being told that if their customer can get a better price, they “might” be able to match it.
A supplier is almost incentivizing its customer to go and do the work they should be doing and over complicating the renewal process for their customer by going with the price match approach. In business, time is money and a business owner or key decision maker needs to weigh up the time that they spend by going through the price match “challenge” with their current supplier. It can take a lot of time and the saving in the end is eroded when you take this into account – especially in business as we all know that you cannot get time back.
The Energy Advice Line constantly challenge its supplier partners for their best price so they can pass this onto their customer every time. We are paid a referral commission from the supplier partner that we place the customer with – this is usually in the region of £150.00 – £350.00 per referral. However, this amount depends a lot on what the supplier partner pays and the length of the contract.
Will a business customer get a better price going to a supplier directly?
The basic answer to this is a supplier might be able to reduce their offer to you if they believe that they are at risk of losing you as their customer. However, they will not offer this price to you first time and will require you to shop the market and go back with proof of a more competitive price.
I have just moved into a new business premises – what do I need to do?
It can take between 15 and 30 days to swap energy supplier (depending on the supplier you choose) so it is important that a business addresses how much it is paying for its utilities as soon as they possibly can.
I am sure that you will have a list a mile long of things you need to do when moving in but it is so important to address how much you pay for your critical costs before they start to erode the overall business profit margin.
Let’s take a new restaurant start up as an example. A supplier will charge you what are called deemed rates when you move into the premises. These tend to be 30% higher than a fixed term contract prices from an online price comparison site – so if we take a spend of £1500.00 for gas and electricity per month, the deemed rate at 30% extra would be an extra £643.00 every month until the point the situation is addressed and you agree to a fixed term agreement.
Most suppliers bill you every 3 months, so you could get a nasty surprise 3 months into running your business when margins are tighter than ever and you are under pressure trying to increase your customer base. The extra £1,929.00 could have been put too much better use than paying deemed contract rate charges to your energy supplier!
It only takes a matter of minutes to compare the market online, signup and get the switch underway to your new energy supplier. If we take the above restaurant start up as an example, a few minutes could save you almost £2,000.00.
Looking for the best available business gas prices in the market when your fixed-term contract expires is the easiest way to save your business money.