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Why choose British Gas?

We'll tell you if there's a better tariff for you

Every 6 months we’ll let you know on your bill or by email if we’ve got a better tariff for you.

There are no exit fees for new customers

If you want to leave us or change tariff there are no exit fees.

Prices won't go up but may come down

With our Fix and Fall tariff, if our standard price falls, yours will too, and it won't go up again.

Take a payment holiday for up to 2 months

Take more control of your payments by using our payment holiday option.[3]

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Our energy tariffs

We currently have 4 tariffs that have different features to best suit your needs.

Fixed Price August 2016

(Pay As You Go Tariff)

  • Our cheapest Pay As You Go Tariff.
  • Fixed price energy until August 2016.
  • If our prices rise, yours will stay the same.
  • No exit fees if you switch supplier.
  • £15 Dual Fuel discount.[1]

Standard

(Variable)

  • Gas price will decrease by 5% on 27th August 2015.[4]
  • Variable pricing that moves up and down with the market.
  • No exit fees if you switch supplier.
  • £15 Dual Fuel discount.[1]

Fix & Reward

September 2016 (Fixed)

  • Our only tariff that includes £50 Amazon.co.uk Gift Certificate.[2]
  • Fixed prices until 30th September 2016.
  • No exit fees if you switch supplier.
  • £15 Dual Fuel discount.[1]

Fix & Fall

January 2017 (Fixed)

  • Gas price will decrease by 5% on 27th August 2015.[4]
  • Fixed prices that won’t go up, but might come down.
  • No exit fees if you switch supplier.
  • £15 Dual Fuel discount.[1]

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View both our new and old tariffs (Tariff A-Z)

How to switch

The switching process takes roughly two and a half weeks.

1. Get a quote, choose your tariff & apply online.

2. We'll talk to your current supplier.

3. We'll let you know when your switch is done.

4. Give us your first meter readings.

We're here to help

Frequently asked questions

Q. What do I do if I am already on EnergySmart or would like to sign up to EnergySmart?

A: EnergySmart™ is a free online service that you can add to any of our tariffs. You will receive accurate monthly bills by submitting monthly meter readings and can track the energy you use. To Add EnergySmart™ to your account or change your EnergySmart™ tariff please call 0800 980 6005 to complete your order. Opening hours can be found on the Contact Us page.


Q. What is the Tariff Comparison Rate (TCR)?

A: The Tariff Comparison Rate is a rate per kWh that allows you to compare your tariff by taking account of the unit rate based on where you live, the standing charge and any discounts and surcharges that apply to the tariff.


Q. What is a kilowatt hour (kWh)?

A: A kWh stands for kilowatt hour – the unit used to measure energy use. 1 kWh will power a 40 watt light bulb for 25 hours.


Q. What is a Tariff Information Label?

A: The Tariff Information Label (TIL) gives you the key facts about a tariff upfront and in one place. It lets you know any special rewards that may apply to the tariff.


Q. What is a Personal Projection?

A: A Personalised Projection is a personalised quote based on your home and your consumption. It gives you the best estimate on how much you will pay to help you pick the right tariff.


Q. What happens if I change the way I pay?

A: If you move from Direct Debit to pay by Cash/Cheque your unit rate will increase. You can see the difference between Direct Debit and Cash/Cheque rates by updating your personalised quotes. We will give you seven working days notice before changing your payment method. Prices shown are as at 30th January 2015.

* Based on 7,108 responses between 19/08/14 & 18/11/14.

** The TCR is based on consumption of 13,500 kWh for gas and 3,200 kWh for electricity. Your total bill will vary based on actual consumption.

[1] Where you have both gas and electricity with us at the same property, you'll receive one Dual Fuel discount of £15 per year (including VAT). The discount will be continuously applied to your bill throughout your billing period if you use a credit meter or applied to your meter at least once a year if you use a prepayment meter. If you cancel this agreement (for example by switching to another energy supplier), you will receive a Dual Fuel discount for the number of days you have been with us during that one year period.

[2] The first time you sign up to this tariff for both gas and electricity we'll give your household one £50 Amazon.co.uk Gift Certificate.  You'll get one Amazon.co.uk Gift Certificate no later than 28 days after we switch on your supply or switch you to this tariff for the first time.  
The Amazon.co.uk Gift Certificate may only be redeemed against purchases made on www.amazon.co.uk  .

Amazon.co.uk is not a sponsor of this promotion. Amazon.co.uk Gift Certificates ("GCs") may be redeemed on the Amazon.co.uk website towards the purchase of eligible products listed in our online catalogue and sold by Amazon.co.uk or any other seller selling through Amazon.co.uk. GCs cannot be reloaded, resold, transferred for value, redeemed for cash or applied to any other account.

Amazon.co.uk is not responsible if a GC is lost, stolen, destroyed or used without permission. See see www.amazon.co.uk/gc-legal  for complete terms and conditions. GCs are issued by Amazon EU S.à r.l. All Amazon ®, ™ & © are IP of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

[3] Pay nothing for up to two months and adjust your fixed monthly Direct Debit payment plan to cover the cost of your energy. To take one payment holiday you need to have at least two payments remaining on your Direct Debit plan.

[4] The gas price cut on 27th August 2015 is an average reduction of 5%, with any variations reflecting the cost of distributing energy to different regions.