Industry sector: Retail and wholesale

Art gallery: Heat and light


You will be billed every quarter for all the electricity and any gas you have used in the business.

Until you have been trading for a few months you will not know exactly how much energy the business will use. Your energy supplier may be able to give you some guidance for your initial estimates and you can adjust the figures once you have been in the premises for a few months.

It's worth shopping around the different energy companies to get the best deal for your business, particularly if you're going to be a heavy energy user.

Energy prices are high and seem very likely to keep on rising in future, so it makes good sense to include efficiency measures when you fit out and equip your gallery. Even things like low-energy lighting can make a big difference to your costs over time.