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Every business needs an electricity supply to function efficiently even if it’s only to light an office or power a laptop. It’s tough for a company to have any commercial footprint without an electric connection. So it makes sense to make sure your company is on the best tariff available.

Switching to a better business energy deal isn’t quite as straightforward as changing a household tariff. If you’re looking to change electricity commercially, you need to know that these contracts are legally binding between your company and the supplier. Rates aren’t the same as domestic plans, and there is no dual fuel option either.

BusinessElectricity.co.uk aims to help you get the best deal because that’s what we do. Use our price comparison service to ensure you get the best available tariff while saving time. We’re the experts to come to if you want to switch electricity provider. Take a look at our guide below for all the info you’ll need on easily and quickly moving business plans.

How to switch electricity provider

Renewing your electricity contract at a low rate doesn’t necessarily mean switching away from your current supplier. You may not want to change companies but want a better tariff. If you previously accepted a renewal offer, then this time you’ll save between 20%-30% by switching to the lowest pricing plan.

You can compare business electric tariffs and switch to a new deal in just five steps:

  1. 1. Approach suppliers for business electricity quotes.
  2. 2. Choose the tariff which best suits your needs.
  3. 3. Apply for the new business electricity contract with the new supplier.
  4. 4. Inform your previous supplier of the switch.
  5. 5. Wait for your new business electricity supply to take effect.

In some cases, your proposed supplier switch will get declined.

What if an account switch gets declined?

This rejection by a new provider only usually happens if you owe a debt to your old supplier. If you’ve received a denial of transfer, then contact them in the first instance. They will give you a reason for their rejection. If it’s because you owe money, then try to pay the debt as soon as possible and attempt your new contract again.

If all is well and your new contract is accepted, then there is very little else for you to do. The two suppliers in question will handle the rest of the contract transfer. All you need to do is to sit back and wait for the new tariff to come into play.

How do I know if I have the best electric plan?

This process is simple and easy but takes time. However, what’s outlined above is only for one supplier. If you want the best deal, you must repeat this exercise for each business energy supplier in the market – upward of 20 comparisons.

That’s where BusinessElectricity.co.uk come in. It’s our bread and butter to help take the hassle away from companies who want to reduce their energy bill, but don’t quite know where to start.

Our team’s expert knowledge of the commercial energy market means they can advise you on which tariff best suits your needs. They can also assist in the switching process by providing all of the information and documents you need.

To find out more about how we can reduce your energy costs and lighten your load, call us today on 0800 140 4672. We’re open during office hours when you need us most!

How to get the best business electricity deal

What is best for you as a business can mean any number of things. Green energy, lower prices and excellent, quality customer service are likely choices. These options are but a few of the reasons why you may want to get your energy from a different supplier. But how do you know what they offer and how that compares to their rivals? It’s a hard road to travel.

How much more you can save depends on your current deal and when it expires. For that reason alone, you should spend five minutes to check if you’re on the lowest rates. If you are, then check again next year. If not then you should act quickly to take advantage of the savings you can make.

These reasons are why BusinessElectricity.co.uk are on hand to help decide the electricity supplier that’s best for you. We’re experts in the field, and our completely free service will end up with you getting an outstanding energy deal. That’s the best way to improve what you spend on utility bills and know you’ve got the best service at the end.

Sources of data

  1. British Gas Business
  2. Bulb.co.uk for business
  3. ScottishPower small business
  4. Eon Energy Business Page