Going behind the bill

See the six parts that go into making up your bill and a bit about what we do with our profits

What makes up a British Gas bill?

There are six things we need to factor in:

  • Wholesale energy costs.
  • Getting energy into your home.
  • Environmental and social Policies.
  • Taxes.
  • Our operating costs.
  • Our profit.

But we only have control over our operating costs and profit. The other four elements are things we can’t influence.

We make a 5% profit on an energy bill

And we invest that back into the country’s energy infrastructure on a huge scale

As part of that, we do things like bring new energy supplies to Britain and extract gas from the North Sea.