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Why pay more for business water bills? Simply enter your business’s postcode below, and we’ll search the entire market and start saving you money.

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November 2023

How to switch business water supplier with SwiftSwitch

Save time and money and let SwiftSwitch take the burden out of switching business water contracts, with our simple 3 step process. Our team of experts will simplify the entire business water switching process by removing the burden of switching from you.

Enter Details

Once we have your business details, SwiftSwitch will provide you with a dedicated account manager to discuss you business requirements.

We Search

We search the entire water market on your behalf to find the most competitive water contracts for your business needs. We’ll share our results with you for you to make a decision.

You Save

Once you are happy with your new water contracts, we’ll initiate the switch between your current and new suppliers, and your dedicated account manager will be on hand to assist with any queries that may arise.

Why change water supplier with SwiftSwitch?

    1000’s of businesses switched

    We’ve saved UK businesses £millions by switching them to cheaper water rates. Our switching service doesn’t cost you a penny.

    Dedicated UK account manager

    We understand that no businesses needs are exactly the same. This is why water contracts must be tailored. We get to know your current usage and needs to find you the best business water deals.

    Trusted by many

    With over 430 reviews on Trustpilot, and a 4.8/5 rating, we’re one of the top rated water utilities company in the UK.

    Save time with our expertise

    Get peace of mind with accurate, reliable billing for your business. We search over 18 UK based water suppliers, we can also give you access to better customer service and more flexible billing options.

    Manage Your Water Usage and Costs with SwiftSwitch

    By comparing rates and choosing Swiftswitch, you may be able to find a lower rate than you are currently paying. In addition to potentially saving money, switching to Swiftswitch can also give you access to better customer service and more flexible billing options. One of the best ways to go about saving money on your water bills is to consider switching your water supplier.

    Doing so means you’ll be able to take full advantage of the latest deals available on the market, as well as enjoying a higher level of customer service and finding a retailer that has specific experience and industry knowledge that relates to you and your business.

    You may find that you’re able to make some very significant savings on your water bills simply by making the switch to a different supplier, potentially as much as ten per cent – or maybe even more!

    You could even find that you’re in line for a refund if you’ve been overcharged in the past and this is something else that the switching process can reveal.

    So, if you have been wondering lately if you can, indeed, switch your water supplier – the good news is that yes, you can! And the even better news is that it takes hardly any time to do and you could be sitting pretty with your new supplier in as little as four weeks’ time. What more could you ask for?

    Once you’ve put in a request to switch suppliers, you’ll have a seven-day cooling-off period while your request is processed, during which time you can change your mind. You don’t have to provide the retailer in question with a reason for backing out of the process.

    If you do decide to forge ahead and your request is processed successfully, your current retailer will then issue you with a final bill and your next invoice will be sent by your new supplier.

    The first step you need to take when thinking about switching supplier is to find out if you’re eligible to switch or not. You have to be a non-domestic customer in order to make the move, whether you’re a business, charity or public sector organisation.

    Your eligibility will be fully assessed by your water retailer, but you can always carry out checks yourself to see if that’s the case. Industry watchdog Ofwat has an eligibility guide you can use to find out if you’re eligible for switching.

    The retail water market in England opened up back in April 2017, allowing businesses of all shapes and sizes to choose their water supplier for the first time.

    However, because the market is still in its infancy and there are new retailers joining all the time, it can be a tricky landscape to navigate if you’ve never done it before. How are you supposed to know which retailer is the one for you?

    Before you consider switching, it can be useful to build up a more in-depth understanding of what your water usage and consumption habits are across your site, as well as finding out more about the deal you’re currently on.

    Once you’ve started to build up a picture of your business water footprint, you can then start investigating the different retailers to see which one might be a good fit for you. Once you’ve picked the one you think is right, you can then come to an agreement with them and away you go.

    If you’re finding it all a little confusing, however, and aren’t sure where to start, we can certainly help you throughout the process and make sure that you find the best deal for you and your operations.

    If you’ve just relocated or are unsure and want to find out who your water supplier is, your first step should be to look at your most recent water bill. If you don’t have this to hand, find out more in our guide here.

    Yes! Scotland has been something of a pioneer, opening the world’s first water retail market for businesses back in 2008, allowing non-domestic customers to choose their own water supplier for the very first time.

    Now, businesses of any size in Scotland can find their own supplier, as can charities and both nonprofit and public sector organisations, enabling them to sign up with a firm that best meets their specific needs, one that has experience of working within their particular sector or industry.

    Yes! Since 2017, businesses in Wales have benefitted from an open retail market, allowing them to choose their supplier. If you own a business, public sector organisation or charity, you may be eligible to switch suppliers to get the best deal possible.

    However, your business needs to be over a water threshold limit to be eligible to switch.

    To gain a better idea of whether or not you should be paying VAT on water bills is to know what your SIC code is and which category you’re classified under. Find out more about VAT on water bills here.

    You may have noticed that you have a meter point administration number (or MPAN) for your electricity supply, and a meter point registration number (or MPRN) for your gas supply. Your SPID is simply the same idea, except that it relates to water. Typically, you will have two SPIDs per business premises, one for the water connection and the other for the sewerage supply. Find out how to find your SPID here.

    Start saving on your water bills

    Why pay more for business water bills? Simply enter your business’s postcode below, and we’ll search the entire market and start saving you money.

    How we can save you even more money on your water bills

    SwiftSwitch can also help you to manage your usage and costs by analysing your bills, conducting on-site audits and advising you on any improvement you may benefit from making concerning your water consumption habits.

    Water Bill Validation

    Reviewing your water bill and comparing it to your water meter readings can help identify any discrepancies or billing errors that may be causing you to overpay. This can help you save money on your monthly water bill and ensure that you are only being charged for the water that you actually use.

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    Water Audits

    A thorough evaluation of your water usage and identifying leaks or other inefficiencies, a water audit can help you find ways to reduce your water consumption and lower your water bill.

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    Water Leak Detection

    Save money and protect your property with our water leak detection services.

    Water Consultants

    As a customer, using Swiftswitch as your water consultant can provide expert advice and guidance on a wide range of water-related issues. Whether you are looking to reduce your water consumption, improve the quality of your water supply, or navigate complex regulations and compliance issues, Swiftswitch can provide valuable insights and support.

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