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If you’re looking to cut your business energy bills, switching to a tariff with a lower unit rate is a good place to start – the less you pay for the energy you use, the lower your bills should be.

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There are all sorts of costs that go into making up your monthly energy bill, but when shopping around for a new business electricity tariff, there are two costs you should pay particular attention to:

  • Unit cost - The price you pay for each unit of electricity (measured in kWh) your business uses.
  • Standing charge - A daily charge that covers the maintenance of the national grid, and the cost of transporting electricity direct to your business premises.

If you switch to a deal that offers lower unit costs and standing charges, you’ll be well on your way to saving money on your energy bills. To find out more about what makes up your business energy bills, check out Understand your business energy bill and switch to a better deal.

If you’re ready to make the switch now, click the button below to instantly compare business electricity prices online, or get in touch with our switching team on 0800 188 4930.

If you’d like to find out a bit more on energy prices per kWh before you make your decision, read on.

The trouble with switching business energy supplier is that you have to get a separate quote for gas and electricity from each individual supplier – a far cry from the relative ease of simply choosing from a set of pre-defined tariffs when switching domestic energy.


And while this bespoke service means you can be safe in the knowledge your tariff will be suited to the consumption needs of your business, on a less positive note, it also makes it difficult to know whether you’re actually on the best-priced tariff available.


A quick call to the energy experts at uSwitchforBusiness will mean you can instantly compare quotes from a range of suppliers to make sure your getting the right energy deal at the right price.


Before you get in touch, though, it’s a good idea to know roughly how much energy a business the size of yours should be using, and how much it can expect to pay.


The table below shows the industry average electricity and gas cost per kWh, as well as standing charges, based on business size.

Average electricity usage and rates per kWh

Business size Annual usage Price per kWh Standing charge Avg. annual cost
Micro business 5,000 - 15,000 12.5p 27.0p £1,349
Small business 15,000 - 30,000 11.0p 25.0p £2,566
Medium business 30,000 - 50,000 10.5p 22.0p £4,208

Average gas usage and rates per kWh

Business size Annual usage Price per kWh Standing charge Avg. annual cost
Micro business 5,000 - 15,000 4.0p 32.0p £516
Small business 15,000 - 30,000 3.8p 30.0p £965
Medium business 30,000 - 65,000 3.5p 28.0p £1,502
Please note: The figures given above are based on industry averages and are only intended as a guide. It’s worth remembering that many contributing factors can impact the amount that you pay for your business electricity, including consumption habits and the location of your business premises.


Large businesses, or those with a high energy demand, are metered and billed differently to other businesses, for more information, check out our Energy guide for large businesses.


If you’re paying above the average prices for electricity or gas per kwh, there’s a good chance you could save money by running a business energy comparison.

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The cost that you pay per unit (kWh) can vary between business energy suppliers. When designing your business energy quote, suppliers first assess the circumstances of your business, including things like energy consumption and business location, to determine the cost of your quote and the cost per unit (kWh) you’ll have to pay for the energy that your business is using.


When assessing and designing your business energy costs, a supplier will look at:

  • The industry that your business operates in.
  • The average annual energy consumption of your business.
  • The size of your business.
  • The number of fuels you are being quoted for.
  • Your current business energy supplier.
  • The location of your business.
  • The length of contract that your business requires.

Outside of the factors given above, the cost per unit (kWh) can also be impacted by factors outside of your control and the control of your supplier. For instance, the wholesale cost of gas and electricity (the price your supplier pays for the energy it supplies to your business) can be affected by anything from natural disasters to political events and conflicts.

It’s easy to assume that the cheapest gas or electricity tariff will be the best deal for your business, and while getting the cheapest possible deal is always a priority, if the supplier you choose isn’t the best fit for your business, you could run into problems further down the line, which could lead to a disruption in your supply, or even see you paying more than you budgeted for.


That’s why is makes sense to let the business energy experts at uSwithforBusiness handle the whole thing for you. Not only can we instantly compare quotes from a variety of suppliers, we can help you get the most from the switch, by recommending suppliers with exceptional after-sales service, low unit costs, or low standing charges, depending upon your preferences.


Give us a call today on 0800 188 4930 , or click the button below, to get switching and saving today.

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