Your previous supplier PFP Energy has stopped trading. Our industry regulator Ofgem has asked British Gas to take over your energy supply.
Don't worry, your supply will continue as normal and there won't be any interruption to your energy supply.
We'll work with your previous supplier to move your account over to us, so you won't have to do anything.
We supply gas and electricity to more than 7 million homes and businesses. We've also been around for 200 years so rest assured we're here to stay.
We've pulled together a set of FAQs for all customers that are affected by this. Please read these, before you get in touch with us.
When your previous supplier stopped trading, the regulator Ofgem appointed British Gas as your supplier.
We know this wasn't your choice this time, but don't worry, you're in safe hands. We'll do everything we can to make this a smooth transfer for you.
You can find out more directly from Ofgem on their page here: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/information-consumers/energy-advice-households/what-happens-if-your-energy-supplier-goes-bust
No, your energy supply will continue uninterrupted through the transfer process. You won't notice a thing.
You don't need to take any action, either with your previous supplier or British Gas. We'll work together with them to make your supply transfer as smooth as possible.
However, it is a good idea to take a note of your meter readings. While we'll aim to get your readings from your previous supplier, in our experience there can be delays and issues with the information coming through to us, so it's useful to have an accurate reading at the point your supply transferred to make sure your bill is accurate. Don't send them to us yet - we're in the process of setting up your account and will be in touch when we can accept them.
We'll be working to transfer your details onto our system as soon as we can. This can take a few weeks and we'll be in touch with you to let you know when this is complete.
When your account is set up you'll be able to register for an online account so that you can submit meter reads, view bills, make payments and update details online.
Once we've set up your new British Gas account, we will contact you with instructions on how to set up a Direct Debit. If you don't set up a direct debit you'll need to use an alternative payment method to pay bills. More details on these alternative payment methods can be found at https://www.britishgas.co.uk/business/make-a-payment
No, as your energy supply is transferring away from your previous supplier you won't stay on the same tariff you were on with them.
We've created a deemed price for new customers, to get you on supply with us smoothly and simply. There's no Exit Fees and we'll confirm this pricing to you in writing within two weeks of the initial announcement from Ofgem.
We'll let you know once your account is set up, and you can choose to stay on this one, switch to another business energy tariff from our range of options or switch to a different supplier.
Don't worry, British Gas will honour your credit balances.
However, the process isn't quick and in our experience can take 2-3 months. We need to wait for your previous supplier and their administrators to provide us with the details of what credit remains on your previous account, which we will then be able to apply to your new British Gas customer account. This process will be quicker if you don't switch to another supplier before the credit is added to your account.
We know this isn't an ideal situation and will keep you informed throughout. Any valid credit balances will be honoured, and we'll be in touch to tell you when the credit has been transferred to your new British Gas account.
Our advice is to complete your transfer to British Gas first, before you think about switching to another supplier. That will make the process of returning any credits you had with your previous supplier much more straightforward.
We'll let you know as soon as we've finished transferring you over and applied any credits to your account.
You can switch to a new tariff or a new supplier. You won't pay any exit fees.
Our advice is to wait until your account is set up before switching. If you're moving to a new supplier, let them know you're switching from British Gas and they should sort everything out for you.
Yes, your transfer should go ahead as normal and you'll hear from your new supplier. If not, you can start your switch again as soon as your account is fully set up and you won't pay any exit fees.
We're working with the parties involved to understand how any outstanding payments or debt will work. It may be several weeks until the approach for customers in this situation is agreed, after which either British Gas or the appointed Administrator will be in touch with you.
The electricity emergency number is 105. Call if you have an electrical emergency or a power outage. You'll be put through to your local electricity network operator who can help. It's free from most landlines and mobiles in England, Scotland and Wales.