We're much busier than usual, so if you're a business energy customer, please help us help those who need us most by doing what you can online - like downloading a bill or statement, paying your bill, managing Direct Debits or submitting a meter reading. You'll find that much faster than calling and it will help keep our phone lines free for vulnerable business customers and emergencies.
Please tell us know and provide a final meter reading. You can do this through your online account, or Chat with us^. Then we can update your account and send you an accurate final bill so you only pay for the energy you’ve used.
We're operating as normal and COVID-safely for all your heating and hot water emergencies, services and repairs. If you have an appointment booked we'll only reschedule if it's unavoidable, and we'll always let you know in advance.
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If you business is affected by lockdown, see our additional guidance for service visits and boiler installations.
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You can also choose paperless billing and get email alerts when your business energy bill is ready.
Please provide us with an up to date meter reading if you have access to your premises and it's safe to do so. Then your bills won’t be estimated and you'll only pay for the energy you use.
You may want to take a photo of your meter for easy reference, remembering that sometimes you need to scroll through the registers to see all the readings.
If you're affected by a local lockdown event, we won't be sending anyone to read your meter. This service will be suspended until the lockdown is lifted in your area.
If you have a smart meter check that the consumption on your bill shows your actual usage. If your bill is estimated, you may be paying more than you need. If you have access to your premises and it's safe to do so, please provide us with a meter reading online until we're able to fix your smart meter.
You can submit your meter readings online or through your online energy account, where you can also set up helpful email reminders when your meter reading is due. If you don't already have an online account, it's quick and easy to register – just have a bill to hand.
See how to read my business energy meter if you need help.
Please don't worry we're here to help. If you need more time to pay, or your circumstances have changed, we may be able to support you.
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Or visit our financial difficulty page.
If you have a query about your home energy bills, go to our British Gas residential website.
If your business has temporarily closed, then turn off all appliances if you have access to your premises. Clear refrigerators and turn them off, switch off air conditioning and all other non-essential equipment.
If your business is open, but you’re working with reduced staff, then think about the way you’re using your business premises. Close off any areas not in use, keep heaters, radiators and air vents clear and avoid draughts by closing doors where you can.
See our business tips and energy saving advice for more help.
To help you during this time it's important that you provide us with up to date meter readings if you have access to your premises and it's safe to do so. That way we can make sure that any bills you receive reflect your change in circumstances.
We recommend you also take a photo of your meter, remembering that sometimes you need to scroll through the registers to see all the readings.
Please login or register for an online account. You’ll receive a meter read prompt and your bill will reflect your correct consumption, so you can avoid an estimated bill. Visit our help & support section for more information.
If you currently pay by BACs or cheque, you might want to set up a Direct Debit to help you manage your payments and get a discount of up to 7% off the cost of your energy.
At the moment, we're able to offer a full range of repair, service and installation appointments to business customers across the UK – including in areas affected by local lockdowns. But we're constantly monitoring the latest guidance and will update this FAQ if things change. When you book an engineer appointment, we'll ask if:
If you answer 'yes' to any of these questions, we'll work with you to assess your need for an engineer visit before deciding what to do next. We'll prioritise emergencies and we may need to postpone non-urgent visits, like annual services, to a later date – don't worry, this won't affect your policy or the price you pay).
Our engineers will also call you on the day of your appointment and ask the same set of questions, just in case anything has changed since you booked.
When an engineer visit's a customer's premises, they'll take extra precautions and will:
We're offering full pay to all employees who are self-isolating or looking after children or other family members during this difficult time. We're also contacting customers before our engineers visit to make sure they haven't been diagnosed with COVID-19, advised to self-isolate or have recently returned from a high-risk area.
We're working really hard to help vulnerable customers and prioritise emergencies – whatever their health situation – but please let us know if you think you could be at risk so we can take proper safety precautions.
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We know things are particularly tough for vulnerable customers who need to self-isolate. So we've put processes in place to make sure we can continue to serve and prioritise their needs. And we're also following official health advice and working with industry bodies to look after all our customers during this difficult time. If we all look out for each other, we'll get through this together.
If you have an appointment booked - we'll only reschedule appointments if it's unavoidable, and we'll always let you know in advance. So if you don't hear from us you can assume your appointment will go ahead as planned. We'll do our very best to offer the same level of support to you as usual. But we may be short-staffed at times if some engineers or customer service advisers need to self-isolate. When this happens, we'll prioritise emergency cases and our most vulnerable customers over routine appointments.
If you want to move your appointment to a later date - no problem. Contact us using the details below and we'll be happy to change it.
If you need a new boiler - we'll do our best to send one of our commercial engineers out to you as soon as we can. If your business is supporting vulnerable people in the community please let us know. That way we can prioritise your request.
If you have an existing service and repair contract, and your business is closed. If you're not sure of your options contact us using the details below.
If you're affected by a local lockdown event. We'll get in touch if you have an existing appointment to see if you still want us to attend (whilst following COVID-19 and PPE guidance), or place your appointment on hold until after the lockdown is lifted. We'll also prioritise emergency repairs and boiler installations. All other non-essential service work or installations will be de-prioritised until after the local lockdown has been lifted.
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 This will be shown as a discount line on your bill. Large customers on our Corporate terms, customers who move to our variable prices or whose variable prices have changed and those we've price matched do not qualify for a Direct Debit discount. Customers who are already in a fixed term contract on or before 17 May 2017 could save up to 6%.
* We may record calls to help improve our service to you. Calls to 0800 numbers are free from mobiles and landlines. Calls to 0330 / 0333 numbers will cost you no more than 01 or 02 numbers from landlines and mobiles and may be included with your call package if you get 'inclusive minutes'. Text messages are charged at your standard message rate and may be included in your call package.