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Energy Plus Protection April 2020

  • Fixed price tariff until 30th April 2020 
  • Manage your account totally online
  • Includes Central Heating Breakdown cover, Plumbing & Drains cover and Home Electrical cover
  • Exit fee of £30 per fuel
  • For more information click here

HomeEnergy Secure Mar 2021

  • Fixed price energy until 31st March 2021
  • Exit fee of £40 per fuel
  • If our prices rise yours will stay the same

HomeEnergy Fix April 2020

  • Fixed price energy until 30 April 2020
  • Exit fees of £30 per fuel
  • No exit fees if you switch between our tariffs

Green Drive Nov 2020

  • Fixed price energy until 30th November 2020
  • Lower priced energy for the hours of 12.30am-7.30am each day
  • Smart meter required
  • No exit fees
  • For more information click here

Safeguard PAYG

  • Available to Pay As You Go customers
  • No exit fees
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Energy Plus Protection April 2020

Our new tariff includes Central Heating Breakdown cover, Plumbing & Drains cover and Home Electrical cover giving you security and peace of mind at no additional cost in case anything goes wrong.

Central Heating Breakdown cover (worth £66 a year) will cover repairs to your gas central heating system including your boiler, radiators, hot water cylinder and the water pipes that connect them, and controls such as thermostat and programmer with an excess of £99 for each repair. We will also replace your boiler, if it’s less than seven years old, if we can’t repair it.

Plumbing & Drains cover (worth £42 a year) looks after your plumbing, drains and water supply pipe with an excess of £60 for each repair.

Home Electrical cover (worth £30 a year) with repairs to electrical wiring, fuse boards and electrical fittings in your home and outbuildings. With an excess of £60 for each repair.

By also signing up to this tariff, you will get unlimited call outs every year, day or night, which includes parts and labour (limits apply, your call out history is taken into account at renewal). 

There are some things that aren’t included in this cover, they are:

  • Annual Service Visit (or Gas Safety Certificate CP12)
  • Annual Boiler service
  • Removing sludge or scale or repairing the damage it causes if we tell you it might be a problem for your boiler
  • Showers
  • Shared drains
  • Electrical appliances, cooker hoods or extractor fans over 15cm diameter

You can’t have this tariff and protection if you already have British Gas Home Services (including HomeCare, Plumbing & Drains cover, Gas Appliance cover and Kitchen Appliance cover).

Electric Vehicle tariff - Green Drive Nov 2020

Our exclusive tariff for EV owners gives you cheaper, off-peak electricity between 12:30am and 7:30am GMT* so you can charge your EV for less. Lock in this special price until 30th November 2020 and there are no exit fees if you decide to switch to another tariff or to a different energy provider.

Use your car dashboard or car manufacturer’s app to schedule your EV charges during the cheaper night time hours and also get a free smart meter upgrade to help keep an eye on your spending

We’ll offset double the gas carbon footprint created from the gas you use from us on this tariff through Certified Emission Reduction Certificates (CERs) from selected emission reduction projects in developing countries

* Our cheaper rate hours change to 1:30am – 8:30am BST during the summer

For more information see our Electric vehicle page 

Price Cap news for customers on Standard, Temporary and Safeguard tariffs

Ofgem, the regulator for the energy industry, put in place a price cap for all credit meter customers on default tariffs from 1 January 2019. The price cap sets the maximum you can be charged by your energy supplier for each unit of electricity or gas you use. This means that if you’re on our default tariffs – Standard, Temporary or Safeguard - you will have seen a change in your estimated annual cost from 1 January 2019. This is because the price cap will impact your current standing charges or unit rates.

Ofgem sets the level of the price cap every six months using a published formula, taking into account a number of factors including the cost of energy and government policies. As a result, the level of the cap can go up as well as down and this means that your energy bills can go up or down as we will adjust our default tariff rates to broadly reflect the changes that Ofgem makes.

On 7 February 2019, Ofgem announced the new level of the Price Cap for default tariffs. This will take effect from 1 April 2019. We will be reviewing how the cap will affect our customers on our default tariffs and will contact them in due course about their bill. 

It’s not just British Gas customers who will be affected by the price cap – all UK energy companies will be affected . Want to switch your tariff to protect yourself against future price changes? Get a quote

For more information please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

And don't forget...

Cheaper Tariff Alerts

  • We'll let you know if we've got a cheaper tariff for you. Check your bills and annual statements so you don't miss out on a better deal.

Download our App

  • Send meter readings, pay bills and book annual service visits on the go from our easy-to-use app

How to switch

Switch today, and we'll make sure you're with us in 3 weeks. Here's how...

Step 1

Get a quote, choose your tariff and tell us you want to switch.

Step 2

We'll talk to your current supplier.

Step 3

We'll let you know when the switch has happened.

Step 4

Send us your first meter readings.

If you are running a business, please visit our British Gas business website

Exclusive offers for our energy customers

Once you're with us, you'll get special discounts on some of our other products and services.

Home Insurance

Protect your home, garden and all of the other stuff you love. Take a look at our home insurance offers.

Landlords Insurance

Renting out a property? Take a look at our landlord insurance offers.

Other ways we can help

New connections

Planning a new development? We can help with gas and electricity infrastructure, energy meters and more.

Gas safety

Protect your family and get a carbon monoxide alarm fitted in your home.

Priority Service Register

Need some help? We offer free, extra services to customers who need them.

Accurate billing

Read our code of practice to see how we're committed to giving our customers accurate bills.

Smart meters

Get smart meters to keep an eye on how much you're spending and help lower your energy bills .

Frequently asked questions

What is a kilowatt hour (kWh)?

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.

What is a Personal Projection?
Your Personal Projection is an estimate of what you’re likely to pay over the next 12 months. We work it out using the unit rate for where you live, daily standing charge, any applicable discounts and how much energy we think you’ll use in the next 12 months. It includes VAT.
What happens if I change the way I pay?

If you move from Direct Debit to pay by Cash or Cheque, your unit rate will increase. You can see the difference between Direct Debit and Cash or Cheque rates by updating your personalised quote. We’ll always give you seven days’ notice before we change the way you pay, though. These prices are all correct as of 1st August 2017.

Do I need to tell my current supplier I'm switching?
No - once you've given us your details and confirmed that you want to switch, we'll handle everything for you.
How can I find out about the Energy Switch Guarantee?

Switching energy should be easy and hassle free. That’s why we’ve signed up to the Energy Switch Guarantee. Find out more at