Switching energy suppliers in the UK needn’t be a chore. With a little simple planning and legwork, you can easily change from one business electricity and gas provider to another. It’s a sure-fire way to land better business gas prices and secure better business electricity tariffs. If you’re looking to switch, here’s how to go about it...

How to make a start with changing your energy supplier

Deciding to jump ship from your current business energy supplier is something most savvy business owners will need to do at some point. But before you get going, you need to ensure you’ve got all the information you need first. You need to find your most recent energy bill and jot down -

  • The tariff you are currently on
  • What your unit rates and standing charges are
  • The amount of energy you use either yearly or monthly in either £s or kWhs

With this information to hand, you’re armed with all the intel you need to ensure you get a great new deal.

Take note though – if you are currently in a contract you will have to give your business energy provider a 30-day notice period before you switch. If you fail to do this and you switch contracts before your current one ends, you could be charged. If, however, you aren’t in a contract with any commercial electricity suppliers or gas provider, then you can switch to another energy supplier immediately.

How to Find Energy Suppliers for Business

It can feel freeing knowing that you are no longer tied into a contract with an energy supplier you’re unhappy with. However, finding business electricity quotes and gas tariffs may feel a little daunting. This is where Save on Bills can help. We’re experts at sourcing the best deals from the best commercial energy suppliers so you don’t have to. We’ve got access to all the top business energy providers and can compare energy suppliers in the UK within a matter of minutes. Using Save on Bills doesn’t just save you money, it saves you time – which, as every business owner knows, is super-handy when running a business.

How long will it take to Switch?

If you’re out of contract with your current business energy provider, you don’t need to wait to switch and the whole process should take around two to three weeks. If, however, you’re in a contract with an energy supplier, you will need to wait until your contract ends. If you’re unhappy with your current electricity business rates that may feel like a long time to wait, but you’ll be pleased to know you can make plans ahead of time.

If you want to switch energy provider, make sure to let them know that you will be doing this when your contract comes to an end. You can start researching deals ahead of this date and it should be possible to secure a new deal with a provider around six months ahead of your contract end date. If this is the case, let your current supplier know that you’ll be leaving them, and confirm your end date with your new supplier so they can have your energy ready for you for the day after you’ve left your old business energy provider.

Things to Remember when Switching

Now that you’ve found a deal and are ready to switch, make sure you tick off the following points so that the switching process all goes according to plan. Make sure you -

  • Confirm that you are switching with your current provider
  • Switch to your new provider within the notice period or ‘switching window’
  • Get your new provider to supply confirmation of your new contract and start date
  • If you have an outstanding balance with your present provider, make sure you pay it off in full
  • Sit back, relax, and enjoy your new contract

Let Save on Bills find the perfect energy deal for you. We’ll make sure you enjoy bigger and better savings by switching your current business rate electricity and business gas rates to a new energy broker. It couldn’t be simpler!

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