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Switching to British Gas in Kent

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Last update: March 2021

Just moved to Kent? On this page we have laid out all the information you need to make the switch over to British Gas in your area. We know you'll need to start fuelling up your new home pretty quickly, that's why we've made it really easy for you. On this page we've outlined all the information you need about switching over to British Gas in Kent.

Did you know that Kent is the 11th most heavily populated district in the UK with over 1,138,884 inhabitants? Energy is distributed by UK Power Networks to the 279,761 households that make up the whole county notably in the cities of Saint Peters, Maidstone and Gillingham. British Gas is the largest energy supplier in the UK and has been since 1986. They have a pretty big range of tariffs available, from dual fuel to green energy. So, if you want to join the 13 million others in the UK who are currently fuelled by British Gas when you move over to Kent, you've come to the right place.

At Switch Plan, our aim is to find you the best plan for your property. If you decide you want to make the switch over to a British Gas tariff, you can ring up their number for new customers on 0333 202 9505, or you can chat to one of our experts to find an alternative energy option by ringing us on 0300 054 0018.

How to make the switch to British Gas?

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British Gas have plenty of information on their website about switching over to one of their plans. However, if you want free, impartial information about making this switch, don't hesitate to give us a ring on 0330 054 0018 and we can talk you through the best plan for you.

Moving house isn't as daunting as it seems. At Switch Plan we want to make it as simple as possible. In Kent, EDF is the go-to energy supplier. However, this might not mean that they have the optimal tariffs and offers for your household. If you want more information on British Gas offers, you can contact Switch Plan on 0330 054 0018 to talk through your energy options.

How much, on average, does a kWh cost in Kent?

A kWh in Kent typically costs around ยฃ10.05. Energy consumption can be localised via postcodes in the UK. Based on government data, we estimated that the average yearly consumption in Kent is 3,402.15 kWh while the yearly median consumption is 2,931.19 kWh.

British Gas: Contact Details 2020

Type of Enquiry Number to contact
General Enquiries
Enquiries that you may have regarding your existing account, such as querying a bill or changing the way you pay your bills.
0333 202 9802

Open from 8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday, 10am to 4pm on Sunday.
Top up plans
For all queries related to Pay As You Go billing: topping up, changing from pay as you go to direct debit and using emergency credit.
0330 100 0303

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday.
Complaints
If you have a complaint that you would like resolved or acknowledged by British Gas.
0333 202 9532

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday

Or send an email to: customercomplaints@britishgas.co.uk
Complaints Pay As You Go
Complaints specifically related to Pay As You Go tariffs.
0333 202 9433

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday
British Gas Home Services complaints
Complaints number and address that are separate from the complaints service for gas and electricity customers
0333 200 8899

24 hours a day, seven days a week
British Gas HomeCare
Cover for any breakdowns or repairs needed for your boiler and central heating system, as well as annual servicing and even electrical appliance repairs.
020 3936 0059

24 hours a day, seven days a week
Urgent breakdown
0333 200 8899

24 hours a day, seven days a week
Less urgent one-off repairs
0333 202 9799

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturday
British Gas boilers
Buying, installing or replacing a British Gas boiler
0333 202 9450

Monday to Friday from 8am-8pm or Saturday from 8am-6pm
New home set up
Number to call to help you set up your new home if you want to continue to receive your energy from British Gas
0333 202 9802
New customer
If you're not a British Gas customer but you want to find out more about their energy tariffs
0333 202 9505

8am to 8pm during the week, 8am to 6pm on Saturdays
Business energy - New customer
To get a quote to potentially switch your business energy to British Gas
0333 414 5739
Business energy - General enquiries
If you currently use British Gas Business to supply energy to your company premises and you want to speak to someone about your business energy account
0333 331 0576

Monday to Friday from 8am-6pm or Saturday from 9am-1pm

Who are my gas & electricity distribution network operators in Kent?

Get in touch directly with your District Network Provider if you are facing a powercut and/or need some information about local energy in Kent.

Company name Company number
Kent UK Power Networks Emergency Number
0800 31 63 105
Kent UK Power Networks General Number
0800 029 4285
Kent SGN Number
0800 912 1700

You can also visit their website for more info:

UK Power Networks SGN
UK Power Networks website SGN website

Who distributes Kent's gas?

Gas doesn't just appear out of thin air, but instead it is provided by a complex network of gas distribution. There are 8 Gas Distribution Networks which are managed by 4 different gas distribution companies. Each company manages a different region. Customers do not usually have to get in touch with their gas distribution company, since suppliers are usually the point of contact. However, for your information, the gas distribution company in Kent is SGN. If you wanted to get in touch with them for whatever reason, you can ring them on 0800 912 1700.

British Gas plans and tariffs in Kent

Gas plans

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (cash payment)

 

price/day
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
3.343 p
23.431 p
3.526 p
27.85 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
3.343 p
23.47 p
3.526 p
27.889 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
3.343 p
28.127 p
3.526 p
32.546 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
3.593 p
23.6 p
3.785 p
27.937 p
Standard Variable Variable
3.593 p
23.6 p
3.785 p
27.937 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
3.377 p
34.61 p
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Two rates energy plans

Name of the Plan Tariff value Day Time Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Night Time Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Day Time Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Night Time Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (cash payment)

 

price/day
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
21.224 p
8.632 p
20.804 p
22.361 p
9.094 p
27.108 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
21.224 p
8.632 p
20.843 p
22.361 p
9.094 p
27.147 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
21.224 p
8.632 p
25.5 p
22.361 p
9.094 p
31.804 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
19.048 p
4.476 p
23.81 p
20.175 p
4.938 p
27.147 p
Standard Variable Variable
21.451 p
8.723 p
23.413 p
22.588 p
9.185 p
27.63 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
21.36 p
8.48 p
27.76 p
/
/
/

Single Electricity plans

Name of the Plan Tariff value Unit Price (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (direct debit)

 

price/kWh
Unit Price (cash payment)

 

price/kWh
Standing Charge (cash payment)

 

price/day
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
17.425 p
22.812 p
18.356 p
27.108 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
17.425 p
22.851 p
18.356 p
27.147 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
17.425 p
27.508 p
18.356 p
31.804 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
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Standard Variable Variable
17.425 p
23.334 p
18.356 p
27.63 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
17.24 p
27.68 p
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