Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions or need help regarding your business’s gas? Take a look at our frequently asked questions to discover the best and latest answers.

Frequently asked questions

Do you have questions or need help regarding your business’s electricity? Take a look at our frequently asked questions to discover the best and latest answers.

Q: How long does it take to switch my energy supplier for my SME or microbusiness based in the UK using your website?
A: The switch process typically takes 2-4 weeks, although this can vary depending on your current supplier and the new supplier you choose.

A: No, there should be no power cuts

A: Our website compares energy prices and plans from multiple suppliers, so you can be confident that you’re getting the best deal for your SME or microbusiness based in the UK.

A: Switching your energy supplier is easy with our website. Simply enter your details and energy usage, and we’ll provide you with a list of available plans. Once you’ve chosen a plan, we’ll take care of the switch process for you.

A: Yes, you can compare gas and electricity tariffs for your SME or microbusiness based in the UK on our website. We offer a wide range of plans from multiple suppliers.

A: We offer a range of energy plans for SMEs and microbusinesses based in the UK, including fixed rate, variable rate, and green energy plans. Our plans are designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes, including SMEs and microbusinesses.

A: Comparing energy prices for your business could bring substantial cost savings compared to staying on the same tariff with the same supplier, year in, year out.  Many SME (Small and medium sized enterprises) usually stick with the same supplier for ease, but don’t always think about the potential savings found by switching supplier. SMEs have lower energy demands than larger counterparts, so they don’t always have the bulk purchasing power that their larger counterparts have, but it’s often found that smaller businesses are put onto tariffs that are unsuitable for their business, so doing a bit of market searching can go a long way towards paving your businesses energy secure future!

Let Ask TED take the stress out of searching the market – get in touch today and start your journey towards higher cost savings!

A: When it comes to choosing an energy provider there is no best choice; there will always be a best option with regards to the pricing offered but this is something that depends on the circumstances and requirements surrounding your business. For example, if reducing the Carbon Footprint of your business is one of your energy goals, a green energy tariff is likely the best option although it may not always be the cheapest option available.

Click Here to view a list of suppliers that AskTED currently quote from*.

*including bespoke quotations

A: There is no price cap on business energy. The UK government have in place the Energy Bill Relief Scheme (EBRS) that is intended to be in place until the 31st of March 2023 which will then be replaced by the Energy Bill Discount Scheme (EBDS) running from April 2023 until March 2024. 

Eligibility for Energy Bills Discount Scheme

As with the original scheme, the new scheme will be available to everyone on a non-domestic contract including:

voluntary sector organisations, such as charities
public sector organisations such as schools, hospitals, and care homes

who are:

on existing fixed price contracts that were agreed on or after 1 December 2021
signing new fixed price contracts
on deemed / out of contract or standard variable tariffs
on flexible purchase or similar contracts
on variable ‘Day Ahead Index’ (DAI) tariffs (Northern Ireland scheme only)

For more information on this visit the UK Gov EBDS page

A: The Climate Change Levy (CCL) is a tax on energy usage intended to encourage businesses and individuals to reduce their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. It applies to most non-domestic energy use in the UK, and the revenue generated from the levy is used to fund various government initiatives aimed at reducing carbon emissions and addressing climate change.

A: A business energy comparison website allows UK-based businesses, including SMEs and microbusinesses, to compare energy prices and plans from multiple suppliers in one place, making it easy to find the best deal for your business.

A: An SME is a small or medium-sized enterprise, typically defined as a business with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover of less than £50 million per year.

A: A microbusiness is a small business that employs fewer than 10 people and has an annual turnover or balance sheet total of no more than £2 million.

A: Yes, SMEs and microbusinesses based in the UK can use our energy comparison website to compare energy prices and plans from multiple suppliers.

A: By comparing energy plans from different suppliers, SMEs and microbusinesses based in the UK can find the best deal for their energy needs and potentially save money on their energy bills.

About AskTED

Here at AskTED we know the energy market can be overwhelming, especially when trying to find a great supply contract that fits your business needs and that’s exactly why we’re here. Built from the ground up with your businesses in mind our team of energy experts worked tirelessly to create a process as quick and as understandable as possible.

Do you have questions surrounding your energy supply? Remember you can just, AskTED!