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How much do you spend on business energy?

Less than £300,000 a year

Read on to find out more about electricity for your business

More than £300,000 a year

If so, you're classed as a large business

Why choose British Gas as your business electricity supplier?

Quick quotes

  • Get a quote online in 60 seconds.

Fixed electricity prices

  • Guarantee your business electricity rates even when the market fluctuates.

Choice of terms

  • Choose a plan from 30 days to 3 years.

Expertise

  • Whether you're a small business or multi-national, we have the experience to help.

Do you have multiple sites?

If you're new to British Gas, or already with us and you use more than 100,000 kWh a year, you may be eligible for our multi-site service.

How does business electricity pricing work?

Business electricity pricing work

Business electricity prices and plans are calculated and set up differently to domestic ones.

Business electricity unit prices may be cheaper than domestic ones because of the amount of energy used, but most business customers pay a higher rate of VAT.

Business electricity rates are based on your business size and electricity consumption. It may be calculated on a fixed or a variable rate tariff.

If you have a half-hourly meter, we'll give you a tailored price based on when and how you use electricity.

Compare types of business electricity contract

Contract type Pricing
Fixed term Guaranteed unit price for a set period, usually between one and three years
Flexible/ variable rate Unit prices can go up or down, but are typically more expensive than fixed term rates
Out of contract rates Likely to be more expensive than either fixed or variable rate plans
Deemed rates Usually the most expensive business electricity rates

How to compare business electricity prices and tariffs

Compare prices

You could save money by shopping around

You have a few options when searching for business electricity:

  • Get a quote online or speak to one of our advisers
  • Online business electricity comparison sites
  • You may also choose to speak to a broker to help arrange your new contract

Switching your business electricity

It's easy to switch business electricity supplier; it should be completed within three weeks and your new supplier should do most of the leg work.

FAQs about business electricity

Are business electricity rates cheaper than domestic?

A: Business electricity rates are based on your business size and electricity consumption. They may be cheaper than domestic rates because of the amount of electricity used, but most business customers pay a higher rate of VAT - typically 20% instead of 5% for domestic electricity. Businesses also pay the Climate Change Levy which is currently 0.847p/kWh for electricity.

What is micro business electricity?

A: If you're defined as a micro business then we give you extra protection as set out by the energy regulator Ofgem.

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