Fixed Term Energy Plan

Business energy plans are a bit like mortgages. Although market prices go up and down, we put together price plans that allow you to fix a certain rate for a certain amount of time. In general, the longer you fix, the higher the price.  But this lets you budget so you know what your prices are for however long you agree the plan.

But there are other things you should be aware of too, like what the basic standing charge is (no matter how much energy you use), what happens when your contract ends, and what to do if you want to end it early.

Variable Price Plan

Our Variable Price Plan currently takes effect once your Fixed Term Energy Plan ends and if you haven’t agreed another plan with us. With our Variable Price Plan you're not tied in and your prices won’t be fixed, but we'll let you know at least 30 days before they change. You can go back onto a Fixed Term Energy Plan at any time and if you decide to switch supplier, you just need to give us 30 days' written notice and pay any outstanding bills.

Out of Contract

Our Out of Contract rates now apply only in exceptional circumstances. If you choose to not agree a new Fixed Term Energy Plan with us when your current plan expires, you’ll now automatically move to our Variable Price Plan instead of our Out of Contract rates. Our Out of Contract rates are usually more expensive than our Fixed Term Energy Plan or our Variable Price Plan so we’ll notify you of the reasons we have moved you to these rates and provide you with suitable options.

Out of Contract rate schedule - electricity

Out of Contract rate schedule - gas

Deemed

Our Deemed rates apply when you become responsible for a property where we’re the existing supplier and you haven’t agreed a Fixed Term Energy Plan with us.

When this happens, you’ll automatically be placed on our Deemed rates. These rates are typically more expensive than our other rates and we’ll contact you with options to move to one of our other Price Plans or an alternative that is suitable for your business. If you are currently being charged Deemed rates, please contact us to discuss a suitable alternative.

Business electricity - deemed rates (pdf, 647kb)

Business gas  - deemed rates (pdf, 1mb)

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*Only applicable to new British Gas Business customers. £600 saving is British Gas Business online 1 year fixed price energy plan prices versus British Gas Business non-fixed price energy plan. Savings illustrated are based on an Eastern region customer using a gas consumption of 80,000kWh.

**Offer only applies to new customers on a fixed one year SME electricity contract and is valid until your original contract renewal letter date. You must provide us with a valid written contract renewal letter from your existing SME supplier evidencing business electricity supply up to date of participation in this offer. Original contract renewal letter is a requirement upon purchase. We reserve the right to verify eligibility. Our quote will be valid for 2 working days. Limited availability. This offer can be withdrawn, extended or amended at the sole discretion of British Gas Business at any time. This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer from British Gas Business for electricity supply. Offer not valid for businesses currently supplied by third party Brokers. Terms and Conditions apply.

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