top of page
Keyboard and Mouse

Yorkshire Gas and Power Out Of Contract Rates: A Comprehensive Guide

YGP Logo

Information provided is accurate as of 21/02/2024.

Navigating the complexities of the energy market requires strategic insight and proactive management, particularly when faced with the fluctuating out-of-contract rates supplied by energy providers like Yorkshire Gas & Power. With their latest rates effective from 08 December 2023, businesses may find themselves facing significant increases in energy costs. However, Smart Energy Company offers a beacon of hope, securing significantly lower average rates for electricity and gas. This blog post explores the cost implications of Yorkshire Gas & Power's out-of-contract rates and demonstrates how Smart Energy Company can facilitate substantial savings.

Yorkshire Gas & Power Out of Contract Rates: What You Need to Know

Yorkshire Gas & Power's latest out-of-contract rates present a significant consideration for businesses operating without a fixed energy contract or those whose contracts have expired. Here are the details of the new rates:

Deemed and Default Out of Contract Rates

Effective from: 08/12/2023

Electricity non-Half Hourly Unit Rate (pence per kWh)


Electricity non-Half Hourly Standing Charge (pence per day)


Electricity Half Hourly Unit Rate (pence per kWh)


Electricity Half Hourly Standing Charge (pence per day)


Electricity Half Hourly Capacity (pence per kVa per day)


Gas Unit Rate (pence per kWh)


Gas Standing Charge (pence per day)


Impact on Businesses

The new out-of-contract rates from Yorkshire Gas & Power signify a pivotal moment for businesses, especially those not currently tied to a fixed energy contract. The substantial increase in both the standing charges and unit rates for electricity and gas supplies can have a profound impact on operational costs. Particularly, the high standing charge for half-hourly electricity supplies underscores the importance of efficient energy management and the potential financial implications of remaining out of contract.

Navigating the Changes with Smart Energy Company

In response to Yorkshire Gas & Power's updated rates, businesses must proactively seek ways to mitigate the impact of these increases on their energy expenses. This is where Smart Energy Company steps in. Specialising in energy efficiency and cost reduction, we offer a range of services designed to help businesses navigate the complexities of the energy market:

  • Energy Audits: Comprehensive assessments to identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement in your energy usage.

  • Contract Negotiation: Assistance in securing the most favourable terms for your energy contracts, avoiding the pitfalls of out-of-contract rates.

  • Market Insights: Receive regular market updates at your preferences, whether that is Daily, Weekly or Monthly to help guide your decision on when to purchase your next contracts.


The recent update to Yorkshire Gas & Power's out-of-contract rates serves as a critical reminder of the importance of staying within a contracted energy supply. The significant increases in charges highlight the potential financial risks businesses face in the current energy climate. However, with the support and expertise of Smart Energy Company, businesses can not only navigate these challenges but also emerge more energy-efficient and cost-effective. Embracing strategic energy management and innovative solutions is key to overcoming the impact of these rate changes and securing a sustainable, profitable future.


For more details, ring us at 0151 459 3388 or drop an email to Your next smart energy decision is merely a click away.

Recent Posts

See All


Keep Up To Date With Market Updates


Securing your next energy contract at the optimum moment is essential for fully realising your savings opportunities. Provide your details below to gain access to weekly market updates, giving you the advantage to make informed purchasing decisions at the right time.


Bid farewell to aggressive sales approaches from other brokers and take charge with confidence!

You're Subscribed! Look out for your first report soon!

Have More Questions?

  • Is it possible to change multiple business utilities at the same time?
    Our switching service allows you to switch multiple utilities simultaneously. We have successfully assisted multiple businesses in the UK by helping them save on various services such as energy and water with savings within 2023 already over the £2 Million mark.
  • How much can I save on my business utility bills?
    The amount you can save on your business utility bills will depend on various factors such as your current usage, the rates offered by different providers, and the specific deals available in your location. However, our switching service is designed to help you find the best deals and save as much as possible. By comparing multiple suppliers and negotiating competitive rates, we aim to maximise your potential savings. Get in touch with us to discuss your specific needs and get personalised information on potential cost savings for your business utility bills.
  • How does switching business utilities work?
    Switching business utilities involves a straightforward process. Here's a general overview of how it works: Evaluation: Start by assessing your current utility bills and usage patterns. This will give you an idea of your current costs and help identify areas where savings can be made. Comparison: Use a switching service like ours to compare different utility providers in your area. We provide you with quotes from multiple suppliers, allowing you to compare prices, contract terms, and services offered. Selection: Based on the comparison results, choose the utility provider that best meets your needs and budget. Consider factors such as price, customer reviews, contract terms, and any additional services or benefits offered. Contract Negotiation: Once you've chosen a new provider, our team can help negotiate the contract terms and rates on your behalf. Switching Process: The switching service will coordinate the transition with your current supplier and the new provider. This may involve submitting termination notices, arranging meter readings, and scheduling the activation of new services. Enjoy the Savings: After the switch, you'll start receiving services from your new provider, typically at the agreed-upon rates. You will notice savings on your utility bills, providing you with cost advantages for your business. Remember, the exact process may vary depending on the type of utility you are switching, but our switching service aims to simplify the process and assist you at every step.
  • Who are the cheapest business utility providers?
    As market conditions and prices fluctuate regularly, it's challenging to provide an up-to-date and definitive list of the cheapest business utility providers. The prices we provide you are valid and available on the day of the quote and will provide most current and competitive deals available. Our switching service helps you compare prices and offers from multiple suppliers, ensuring you have the most accurate and relevant information to make an informed decision about your business utility provider.
  • What is energy procurement?
    Energy procurement is the process of sourcing, negotiating, and securing energy contracts to meet the specific needs of a business. It involves analysing energy consumption patterns, understanding market trends, and negotiating with suppliers to obtain the best possible rates and contract terms.
  • Why is energy procurement important for my business?
    Energy procurement ensures that your business secures energy contracts that are both cost-effective and aligned with your operational needs. Proper energy procurement can lead to significant cost savings, budget predictability, and reduced risks associated with volatile energy markets.
  • How does The Smart Energy Company help with energy procurement?
    We specialise in analysing your energy consumption, understanding your specific needs, and leveraging our relationships with over 20 suppliers to negotiate the best possible contracts on your behalf. Our team ensures you get optimal rates, flexible terms, and contracts that align with your business goals.
  • How do you ensure I get the best energy rates?
    Our team continuously monitors the energy market, staying updated with trends, price fluctuations, and supplier offerings. Coupled with our in-depth analysis of your energy needs and consumption patterns, we negotiate with suppliers to secure rates that are both competitive and suited to your business.
  • Are there any hidden fees associated with your energy procurement services?
    Transparency is a core value at The Smart Energy Company. We provide a clear breakdown of any commission we earn as a company when you come to agree any new energy contract. This is typically included as an uplift in your unit rate and paid to us by the supplier you chose to go to. Our primary goal is to secure the best energy deals for you, with no hidden costs.
Business Meeting

Unlock the Potential of
Your Business Energy

At The Smart Energy Company, we're committed to offering tailored solutions that fit your energy needs perfectly. By staying ahead of market trends, we ensure you're always equipped with the most efficient and sustainable energy options. We take pride in our client-driven approach, where your feedback shapes our continuous improvement.


Why not schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our energy experts today? Let's find the perfect energy solution tailored to your business.

See What Our Clients Say About Us


Very helpful, quick expert advice. We have been using Smart Energy for a while.


Ian Hughes

Operation Manager

Group of Bars

bottom of page