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British Gas in Glasgow in 2021

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Everything about British Gas and what they offer customers of Glasgow

Last Update: September 2021

With nearly 200 years of service under their belts and a customer base of 13 million, British Gas is the oldest and one of the largest suppliers in the UK energy industry. There are many reasons why you would want to join the British Gas community, but there are other reasons why you might choose not too. In this article, we will discuss these reasons as well as the pros and cons of switching to British Gas. So, if you are thinking about switching to British Gas in Glasgow or Strathclyde, then keep reading!

Interested in switching to a British Gas contract in Glasgow?

You may have just moved to Glasgow, the / biggest city of your Strathclyde or you are simply fed up of overpaying for your energy. Whatever the reason, switching is way easier than it seems. Especially if you trust your devoted Switch Plan friends with your switch. Three steps to this very simple process:

Step 1: Gather some info Some key information our experts will need to better estimate your consumption habits and guide you knowingly to the best options available: * Your postal code * A recent energy bill received within the last 90 days * Your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN)

Step 2: Call Switch Plan Pick up your phone and call us on switched energy suppliers.

How can I get in touch with British Gas in Glasgow?

If you need to contact British Gas for any query, it is actually quite easy. If you are an existing customer of British Gas, then you should ring 0333 202 9802 . British Gas also has an app where you can submit meter readings, book a utility service, pay your bills, etc.

However, if you would like to explore your options when it comes to choosing an energy supplier, feel free to give us a call! You can ring us at 0330 054 0018

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

How is British Gas’ customer service?

It seems that British gas has mixed reviews when it comes to customer service. At Switch Plan, we recommend looking at Citizens Advice for any supplier reviews. Another handy tool is Trustpilot and according to them, here is what British Gas’s customers say about them: Out of 47,609 reviews left by customers: * 22,435 (47%) were rated “Excellent” * 7,387 (16%) were rated “Great” * 3,775 (8%) were rated “Average” * 2,666 (6%) were rated “Poor” * 11,346 (24%) were rated “Bad”.

Also, British Gas has a loyal customer base: According to an independent survey, 14 percent of their customers have been with British Gas for over 20 years. Fortunately there is loads of information about British Gas. For more information about what British Gas’ customers think about them, check out our article that provides you with all the information that you might need: British Gas Reviews.

Studying the average consumption in Glasgow

What’s the average price per kWh in Glasgow and how does it compare?

In Strathclyde, the mean price for a kwh of electricity is 10.6 p, according to the most recent data. Which means a Glaswegian pays roughly 0.38% less compared to the UK national average. As a reminder British Gas standard tariff for Glasgow is 16.755 p per kWh with a daily standing charge of 22.402.

What's the typical energy usage in Strathclyde?

The typical Glaswegian household uses 3,542.93 kWH annually and the median would be at 3,087.94. This information is vital to know when choosing a tariff and , not to mention, an energy supplier so that you can compare your usage to the average household in $city.name. Depending on which tariff you choose, British Gas could or could not be the energy supplier that works most in your favour.

How are the houses built in Glasgow?

You might be wondering how the houses are built in Glasgow. Well, the 5.1 inhabitants of Glasgow usually have the following:

  • Central Heating: 721 people do not have central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be ratio_no_central_heating per household.
  • Electric Central Heating: Out of the people that live in Glasgow, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 15.98% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 12,079 households that are located in Glasgow, 9408 of them have gas central heating. The ratio for this would be ratio_gas_central_heating per household.
  • Oil Central Heating: Out of the people living in Glasgow, 19 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 0.16%.

Who is the main supplier of energy to the inhabitants Glasgow?

The main energy supplier in Glasgow, South Scotland, and Strathclyde is Scottish Power. This is driven by customer loyalty to Scottish Power in the counties’ most populous cities such as Glasgow, Paisley and East Kilbride.

We want you, our customers, to have complete authority over choosing their energy supplier. If you have any questions about suppliers, tariffs, exit fees, then go on and ring our experts at the number on the top of the screen. They would be more than happy to answer any doubts that you might have.

Are British Gas' energy plans expensive in Glasgow?

British Gas is the leading supplier in the country, nevertheless it is not the cheapest neither on a national level nor on a South Scotland level. Judging from some customer reviews, many historial customers actually left because they were dissatisfied with British Gas prices. Nevertheless with an every changing price range, and a large amount of available tariffs, there is definitly some good opportunities to seize with British Gas.

So, this is how British Gas compares to the market. Step 1: Gather some info Some key information our experts will need to better estimate your consumption habits and guide you knowingly to the best options available: * Your postal code * A recent energy bill received within the last 90 days * Your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN)

Step 2: Call Switch Plan Pick up your phone and call us on switched energy suppliers.

British Gas vs the Energy Price Cap

It's always hard to give real meaning to these estimated yearly budget since only a few of us have a consolidated idea of the money we actually put in our energy bills. It's therefore really interesting to challenge these prices to on of the driving indicators of the industry: the Energy Price Cap. The price cap limits the rates a supplier can charge for their default tariffs. These include the standing charge and price for each kWh of electricity and gas (the units your bill is calculated from). Ofgem sets the cap level for summer and winter based on the underlying costs to supply energy. This keeps prices fair and makes sure suppliers reflect any drops in costs in your rates.

Though this figure is established on a national level it is far from being unique. Indeed in its will to stay as close as possible to the fair price, Ofgem take local cost into consideration providing a specific EPC for each region of the country. Same goes from the different type of calculation and pricing tariffs that all have a different indicator.

Please find bellow the latest value of the Price Cap for your South Scotland as it stands from the 1st of October 2021 to the 31st of March 2022 (based on the TDCV consumption estimations: 12,000 kWh for Gas, 2,900 kWh for Electricity).

Fuel Type Standard Credit Price Cap Prepayment Price Cap Other Payment Methods Price Cap
Electricity £ 689.1241935 £ 648.8703226 £ 644.0619355
Gas £ 589.81 £ 573.71 £ 549.15

In this second table you will find the Energy Price Cap for E7 tariffs. These values have been separated because these are based on a different TDCV: 4,200 kWh (vs 2,900 kWh). Indeed E7 customers tend to consume more than their one-rate tariff counterpart.

Fuel Type Standard Credit Price Cap Prepayment Price Cap Other Payment Methods Price Cap
Electricity £ 910.84 £ 858.53 £ 854.13

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does 1 kWh cost on average with British Gas?

On average 1 kWh for British Gas rings out to be 16.755 p.

Does British Gas supply smart energy meters?

British Gas installs and operates smart meters of 2nd generation. All you need to do is ring them to set up an installation appointment.

Gas and electricity local distribution for Glaswegians

Two companies are responsible for distributing energy throughout the country. There are the District Network Operator and your local Gas distributor. If there is ever a problem, with your energy supply, it is best to contact us or your supplier first. However, in this section, we will provide you with the information you need in order to get in touch with them if you need it.

Who distributes electricity in Glasgow?

Wondering who distributes your electricity for Glasgow? To find out, you should call your local District Network Operator (DNO) to find out. However, we have that information for you right now, so there is no need to go searching the internet to find your local DNO’s number. In Glasgow your DNO is SSE Power Distribution.

For additional information about your DNO, Check out our guide here: District Network Operator (DNO).

What should I do in case of a power cut?

Experiencing a power cut? No worries! Power outages don’t happen as often as they used too, and it can be due to a number of factors. So, for that reason, the first thing we advise our customers to do during a power cut is to not panic. Instead, play an old fashioned game of cards. On a serious note, however, there are some things that you should definitely not do during a power outage. These are:

  • Don’t open the fridge- it is best to keep your food as cold as possible!!
  • Don’t flush the toilet- Your sewage system uses electricity and flushing could lead to a pipe burst.

For more information Check out our guide on What to do in a Power Cut.

How can I contact my energy distributors in Glasgow?

Our table below provides all the information you need in order to get in contact with your you Distribution network providers in Glasgow. If you need updated information about your energy distributor, then you should ring your Distribution Network Provider, or DNP, to find out more information. Our table below provides you with all the information you need for Glasgow.

Company Name Company Number
Strathclyde Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111
Strathclyde SSE Power Distribution General Number
0345 070 7373
Strathclyde SSE Power Distribution Emergency Number
0800 111 999

British Gas rates and tariffs in Strathclyde

Like any established energy supplier, British Gas has loads of tariffs to choose from. In fact, they offer a 4 fixed rate tariffs, one variable tariff, and one prepay tariff. Not to mention, they also offer dual energy, and double electricity plans. Whichever one you choose will depend on a number of factors, such as your energy usage, location, and the size of your housing. Below, we will provide you with British Gas’ tariffs for single electricity, single gas, and dual fuel tariffs.

If you are unsure which tariff is best suited for your needs, give us a call! Our experts can help you clear away any confusion and help you make a switch that will save you money. All you have to do is give us a call at: 0330 054 0018.

British Gas' Electricity Plans in Glasgow

British Gas offers the following single electricity rates:

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
Standard Variable Variable
16.755 p
22.402 p
17.65 p
26.608 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.755 p
21.919 p
17.65 p
26.125 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.755 p
26.576 p
17.65 p
30.782 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
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Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.755 p
21.88 p
17.65 p
26.086 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.57 p
27.15 p
/
/

Gas Plans for British Gas in Glasgow

In the table below, you will find the Gas Plans that British Gas offers:

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
Standard Variable Variable
3.442 p
23.6 p
3.626 p
27.937 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
3.274 p
22.686 p
3.454 p
27.023 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
3.274 p
27.343 p
3.454 p
31.68 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
3.442 p
23.6 p
3.626 p
27.937 p
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
3.274 p
22.647 p
3.454 p
26.984 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
3.309 p
34.61 p
/
/

British Gas’ green energy plans in Glasgow

British Gas does not produce or sell green energy. Rather, they offset their enegies by buying Renewable Energy Guarentees of Orgin (REGOS). Green energy producers can sell REGOSs separately from their produced energy supply which in turn funds renewable energy projects in the UK. This is how British Gas Provides green energy to their suppliers

The greenest plan that British Gas offers is called ‘Green Future’ which is a fixed tariff and costs a few extra pounds a month. Here is what this plan offers to its customers:

  • 6% of the gas you use is matched by British Gas and sent back to the grid (through REGOs).
  • 94% of the gas you use with Green Future will be offset.
  • 100% of the electricity you use is matched by British Gas and sent back to the grid.
  • 5 trees will be grown in the UK per unit of fuel you use on the Green Future tariff.

Dual Rate Tariffs for British gas in Glasgow

British Gas offers a specific Economy 7 tariffs to their customers. Their dual rate is £18.85 per kWh during the day and £10.83 during the night. Check out the table below to find more information regarding Economy 7 tariffs and British Gas in Glasgow.

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
Standard Variable Variable
16.755 p
22.402 p
17.65 p
26.608 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.755 p
21.919 p
17.65 p
26.125 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.755 p
26.576 p
17.65 p
30.782 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.755 p
21.88 p
17.65 p
26.086 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.57 p
27.15 p
/
/

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