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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 gas for your business

More than £300,000 a year

If so, you're classed as a large business

Why choose British Gas for business gas?

Quick quotes

  • Get a quote online in 60 seconds.

Fixed gas prices

  • Guarantee the cost of business gas as market prices fluctuate.

Choice of terms

  • Choose a plan from 30 days to 3 years.

Expertise

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

We're here to help

We're giving our valued energy customers up to £500 to invest on a range of British Gas services products[1]

How does business gas pricing work?

Is business gas cheaper than domestic gas?

Business gas may be cheaper than domestic gas depending on the size of the business and how much gas you use. Most business customers pay a higher rate of VAT on business gas than domestic customers.

Business gas prices aren't calculated in the same way as domestic gas and plans are set up differently.

Business gas prices may be worked out on either a fixed or a variable rate tariff.

 

Rate type Pricing Lock-in period
Fixed term plans Guarantee the unit price of gas per kWh for a set period of time Plans usually run for between one and five years
Variable rate plans Unit prices of gas can go up or down, but are typically costlier than fixed-term rates You can give notice to switch to another plan or supplier
Fixed term plans

Pricing

Guarantee the unit price of gas per kWh for a set period of time

Lock-in period

Plans usually run for between one and five years

Variable rate plans

Pricing

Unit prices of gas can go up or down, but are typically costlier than fixed-term rates

Lock-in period

You can give notice to switch to another plan or supplier

Compare business gas plans

You could save money by checking you're on the right business gas plan

A British Gas employee discusses the benefits of comparing business gas

You might also find a deal that helps with your planning and budget.

Speak to one of our advisers or get an online business gas quote and see how the deals on offer compare to your current contract, considering things like:

  • Contract length
  • Business gas rates
  • Services and any other benefits

FAQs about business gas

Are business gas rates cheaper than domestic?

A: Business gas rates are based on your business size and gas consumption. They may be cheaper than domestic rates because of the amount of gas used, but most business customers pay a higher rate of VAT - typically 20% instead of 5% for domestic gas. Businesses also pay the Climate Change Levy which is currently 0.339p/kWh for gas.

What is micro business gas?

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

[1] This offer expires 31st December 2020 and can be used for a new service purchase or agreement only. Available to existing and new energy customers. It can only be redeemed against a single purchase. The maximum redeemable credit is 25% of the purchase price or £500, whichever is the lower value. We reserve the right to hold, void, suspend, cancel, extend, amend or modify this promotion at any time without giving notice or reasons. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer

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