Paying my business energy bill

Pay your British Gas business bill your way

There's a few ways to pay your business energy bills. Just pick which is most convenient for your business. You'll need your customer account number, which can be found on your bill.

Not a business? Go to our British Gas residential website

Pay using your debit or credit card

Pay online using your debit or credit card - it's quick and secure. Or log in to your online account to make a payment.

Set up a Direct Debit

You could save up to 7% off the cost of your energy when you pay by Direct Debit [1]

Simply log in to your online account to set up a Direct Debit. If you don't already have an online account, it's quick and easy to register - just have a bill to hand.

Other ways to pay your business bill

There's a few other ways to pay your bill

These are electronic systems to make payments directly from one bank account to another. The payments take 3 working days to clear.

  1. Use our bank account details:
  • Sort code: 40-05-30
  • Account number: 52464055

For payments being made from overseas, please refer to the IBAN and SWIFT codes.

  • Swift code: MIDLGB2
  • IBAN: GB04MIDL40053052464055

    2. Once you've paid, you'll need to send us a remittance advice.

  • If your payment covers more than one meter point or invoice, please send us an Excel spreadsheet making sure you list each meter point on a new row. Please also include the invoice number. This helps us make sure your payments are matched to the right meter point.

3. Email your remittance advice to bgb.payments@centrica.co.uk or post it to British Gas, Area 60 (iPSL), PO Box 1519, Blaise Pascal House, 100 Pavilion Drive, Northampton, NN1 9HB

You can pay us through your bank's phone or online services. You'll need your account number handy. That's what we'll use to match your payment with your account. Your bank may charge for this service. Payments take between three and four working days to reach us.

1. Go to your online banking
2. Use your account number as the reference
3. Give them our bank details:

  • Bank: HSBC Bank plc
  • Sort Code: 40-05-30
  • Account number:  52464055

Once you've paid, email your remittance advice to bgb.payments@centrica.co.uk or post it to British Gas, Area 60 (iPSL), PO Box 1519, Blaise Pascal House, 100 Pavilion Drive, Northampton, NN1 9HB

You can pay by cheque and post it to us. During busy periods like Christmas and Bank Holidays, it will take longer. We don't accept post-dated cheques and please don't send cash through the post.

  1. Write a cheque for your bill amount
  2. Make it payable to us: British Gas and write your British Gas account number on the back
  3. Get the payment slip from your bill
  4. Send your cheque and payment slip to British Gas, Area 60 (iPSL),PO Box 1519, Blaise Pascal House, 100 Pavilion Drive, Northampton, NN4 9HB

You can pay your bill at any Post Office

  1. Use the payment slip at the bottom of the bill and make cheques payable to 'British Gas'
  2. Your cheques must be crossed and have your business name and account number on the back
  3. Always use the giro slip when paying at the Post Office

What happens if I don't pay my business energy bill on time?

It's important to pay your business energy bills when they're due to avoid falling behind with your payments and incurring late payment charges. Find out what we do when you have an outstanding balance.

 

There's something wrong with my bill

Your bill could be wrong for several reasons. See our help article for more information and what to do.

 

 

Help with paying your business energy bills

If you need more time to pay, or your circumstances have changed, we may be able to help. We'll work with you to find the best solution for your business. Help to pay.

 

Related help

[1] 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%