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Say hello to our Price Promise tariff. You’ll get peace of mind with a fixed tariff. And better yet, we guarantee to lower your energy prices, so you’ll save an average of £30 vs April’s price cap.1
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Energy prices are going down in April
Good news! On 1st April, the price cap set by Ofgem will fall. If you’re on one of our variable tariffs, or recently switched to our Price Promise tariff, your energy prices will be reduced.
There’s nothing you need to do. We’ll be in touch to let you know what it means for you.
Compare our energy tariffs
Energy tariffs are the set rates you pay to us for gas, electricity, or both. They come in two basic types: fixed or variable.
Which type of tariff best suits your home depends on:
- How much certainty you want over the price you pay
- How often you want to switch supplier or change tariff.
If you need more helping understanding energy tariffs, check out our fixed vs variable energy tariffs guide.
Fixed energy deals
A fixed tariff can offer peace of mind, as you’ll be protected from any future price rises for the length of your tariff. With our Price Promise tariff, you'll save money compared to the current price cap. And better yet, we’ll also drop your prices to beat the Ofgem April price cap.1
Price promise tariff
Choose our Price Promise tariff if:
- You want the peace of mind of a fixed tariff
- But you also want to know you’ll pay less than April’s price cap
- Happy to get your bills online or through our app
Fixed energy tariffs
Could be best if you:
- Want a fixed price for the length of your contract
- Pay by Direct Debit or on receipt of your bills
- Understand exit fees apply if you leave us
Electric vehicle tariffs
Works if you:
- Want an EV tariff designed exclusively for EV drivers
- Mainly charge your EV during off peak-hours (from 12am to 5am)
- Have a smart meter - or okay to get one installed
Dimplex Quantum tariff
This tariff works well if you:
- Have Dimplex Quantum storage heaters
- Want a cheaper night rate to charge your Dimplex Quantum storage heaters
The Ofgem price cap doesn't apply to fixed energy tariffs.
Variable energy deals
Energy costs can increase or decrease depending on the latest energy prices. The price cap is currently reviewed every three months, so the prices you pay will change regularly.
Standard Variable tariff
Choose if you:
- Want a contract with no end date or exit fees
- Pay by Direct Debit or on receipt of bills
- Understand your energy costs can increase or decrease
Our prepayment tariff could suit you if:
- You have a Pay As You Go meter
- You want a contract without exit fees
The Ofgem price cap does apply to variable energy tariffs.
Why choose British Gas for your next energy tariff?
We give you choice
We offer fixed, variable, pay as you go and innovative electric vehicle tariffs.
If you choose to fix now
And we bring out an even better fixed deal in future, you can swap for free.
Save money with Peaksave
Save on energy by making small changes to your routine during special PeakSave events.
How to switch energy suppliers
If you switch to us, we’ll try to make it easy and hassle free. It normally takes just 3-5 days to switch to British Gas.
How to join British Gas and switch energy suppliers in three easy steps:
Get an energy quote, choose a tariff, and buy online.
We’ll talk to your current supplier and arrange your switch.
We’ll let you know when your switch is complete and when we need your first meter reading.
If you have more questions, read our how to switch energy supplier guide.
More tariffs we can offer
Business energy tariff
You can choose from a range of contracts lasting up to five years. Perfect if your business wants price certainty.
Smart Export Guarantee (SEG)
SEG pays you for exporting the electricity that you generate at home. Plus, if you’re a British Gas electricity customer, you’ll earn 15p per kWh of electricity you export.
Half-price electricity every Sunday
We’re proud partners of Team GB and ParalympicsGB – get set for your big event every Sunday with half-price electricity from 11am to 4pm.
Help and expert advice on choosing a new tariff
Need more information about a specific tariff? Find it here.
Changing your tariff
If you’re already a British Gas energy customer, choosing a new tariff is quick and easy.
Who's my energy supplier?
Not sure who supplies your energy? We'll help you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I switch energy suppliers?
If you switch to us, we want it to be easy and hassle free. It normally takes just 3-5 days to switch to British Gas. Here are the three easy steps to switching energy supplier:
- Get an energy quote, choose a tariff and buy online
- We’ll talk to your current supplier, and arrange your switch
- We’ll let you know when your switch is complete and when we need your first meter reading(s)
- If you have more questions, read our comprehensive how to switch energy supplier guide.
How long does it take to switch energy supplier?
It normally takes 3-5 days to switch suppliers. You’ll also get a 14-day cooling off period where you can cancel your switch without paying a fee.
Can I switch supplier if I have a smart meter?
Yes. If you have a smart meter, you can switch energy suppliers and change your tariff the same way that someone with a traditional meter can.
If you have the first-generation smart meter, you can still switch but you may have to give the meter readings yourself for a bit. With a second-generation smart meter, you should be able to switch energy supplier without any interruption to your energy readings or bill payments.
What information do I need to change energy suppliers or get an energy quote?
Having your recent electricity and/or gas bill to hand is useful. That way you can get a more accurate quote. If you can't find it, don't worry. All we’ll need to give you a quote is:
- Your postcode
- The type of house you live in
- How many adults live in your home
Can I switch energy supplier if I rent?
You can change energy supplier if you rent your home unless your landlord pays your supplier for the energy you use.
Check your tenancy agreement if you’re not sure whether you’re responsible for paying for your energy.
Why do some British Gas tariffs require smart meters?
British Gas, like all other energy suppliers in the UK has been asked by the government to help install smart meters to customers across England, Scotland and Wales. With more smart meters across the country comes a smarter energy grid.
Some of our tariffs, like our Electric vehicle tariff need a smart meter so that we can charge you lower rates during off-peak hours.
Smart meters also let us offer new ways that customers can make savings by changing when they use energy. PeakSave is our new demand flexibility scheme that’s rewarding customers for making small changes to their regular routines. Using smart meters, PeakSavers can earn credit towards their bills by helping the grid to better balance demand for energy when it’s particularly high, or low.
How do I get British Gas to supply energy in my new home?
If you’re an existing customer, we make moving your energy supply to your new home simple and quick. Access our moving home page to see how it works.
What’s dual fuel?
A dual fuel plan is one where you get both your gas and electricity from the same supplier, on the same contract. Many customers find this a convenient way to manage their energy because you’ll only have one supplier to contact and use one website and/or app to manage your energy account. Read our duel fuel benefits guide to understand more how it works.
What is a standing charge?
A standing charge is a fixed daily amount of money that we add to your energy bill.
It’s a daily charge that helps cover the costs of keeping your home connected to the energy network, however much or little energy you use. It also goes towards helping vulnerable people.
Your daily standing charge amount might change depending on your tariff or chosen payment method.
Learn more about standing charges.
What’s PAYG / prepayment energy?
A Pay As You Go (PAYG) meter (sometimes called a prepay meter) works in a similar way to a pay-as-you-go phone. You top up the meter with credit to pay for your energy. Then as you use the gas and electricity in your home, the credit is used up.
You can switch suppliers with a prepayment meter. If you want to switch to British Gas, then it’s easy to get an energy quote for your prepayment meter.
Already with us? Read our help guide that explains how to use your British Gas PAYG meter.
How do I find out who supplies my gas and electricity?
To find out your energy supplier, you can use the Meter Point Administration Service’s online search tool. Simply enter your address and they can tell you who your supplier is.
For detailed information check out our handy guide.
Price Promise Tariff is a fixed tariff with a difference. We'll reduce your prices from 1st April. This will provide an average saving of £30 (based on Ofgem typical medium usage) versus the April price cap. This will be applied as a reduction on unit rates and standing charges split across both gas and electricity. All dual fuel customers will benefit from a minimum saving of £20. Eligibility and terms and conditions apply.
For our Green Future Tariff, we match the electricity you buy from us on this tariff with 100% renewable energy by buying Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origins certificates. For the environmental benefits of your tariff, please refer to the specific Tariff terms and conditions.