Business gas bills are a pain to understand. To make life simple, you can just focus on five things: price, tariff, supplier, day and night rates. If you find the above in information, you are all set to understand your gas bill.
The business gas bill summary should show:
- The total of your last bill
- How much was paid since the last bill
- The charges the client incurred for the period of time including any discounts the client is applicable for.
- The bill will also show any account adjustments.
- The overall amount of debit or credit that their account is in. This will only be for information only for Direct Debit customer.
- The date the business gas bill should be paid by.
The complete business gas bill should have the following information:
- Business Energy suppliers contact details.
- The date the supplier issued the gas bill
- The gas billing period, (showing the dates the bill refers to).
- The date and amount of the last payment you made
- Your unique customer business reference number or account number. Normally this is shown at the top of the page.
- The final amount of gas you’ve used in this period before VAT is added.
- The standard amount of Business VAT of 20% (domestic VAT is less at 5%) should be shown separately.
- The total price of your gas bill (how much you need to pay your supplier).
- Other information that a supplier wishes to share with the customer will often appear on the front of the bill.
- Most gas suppliers show their gas supply number in a box. This can be printed in a very small font. Please look carefully.
- Your meter point reference number. You will need this to switch business gas suppliers.
- A detailed breakdown of business gas used. The usage is provided, including the cubit feet (Cu FT) used, cost, and the latest meter readings.
- The bill will state if the meter readings are estimated or actual.
- The bill will also state the dates the readings were taken or estimated.
- Customers who have specific business requirements such as large print or bills in braille will be provided with a special contact number.
- A bill will typically include a payment slip for businesses who chose to pay their gas via direct debit, by bank or by post.