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British Gas in South Shields in 2021

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Everything about British Gas and what they offer customers of South Shields

Last update: September 2021

Whether you're moving to South Shields or if you've already been a proud South Shields inhabitant inhabitant for several years, we're here to help you get the best energy deal available. On this page we've outlined all the information you need about switching over to British Gas in Tyne and Wear.

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 who are currently fuelled by British Gas when you move over to South Shields, you've come to the right place.

British Gas rates and tariffs in Tyne and Wear

British gas offers a wide variety of tariffs to their customers: they offer four fixed tariffs, one variable tariff, and one prepay tariff. In addition, they offer dual energy, single electricity, and single gas plans. How to decide which tariff is best for you depends on many factors like your energy usage and location, for example.

At Switch Plan, we understand that choosing the right energy supplier can be confusing. That is why we are here to help. We can help you find a tariff that best suits you needs, all you have to do is give us a call at the number on the top of the screen!

British Gas Gas tariffs in South Shields

Here are 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
3.428 p
23.6 p
3.611 p
27.937 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
3.175 p
23.47 p
3.349 p
27.889 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
3.175 p
28.127 p
3.349 p
32.546 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
3.428 p
23.6 p
3.611 p
27.937 p
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
3.175 p
23.431 p
3.349 p
27.85 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
3.21 p
34.61 p
/
/

Does British Gas offer Green Energy Plans in North East?

British Gas offers green energy tariffs through REGOS, or Renewable Guarantees of Origin . What are they? Well REGOs can are bought by energy suppliers from renewable energy producers. So, by buying Renewables, energy suppliers are indirectly funding the renewable energy sector.

So, British Gas' green plan is called Green Future and it offers:

  • 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.

Does British Gas offer dual rate tariffs in South Shields?

If you have an Economy 7 meter, British Gas offers a specific tariff for you. Like most Big 6 suppliers, British Gas offers an Economy 7 tariff of 18.85 per kWh during the day and 10.83 kWh during the night. In the table below, we will go more into detail about what British Gas has to offer regarding Economy 7 tariffs.

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
16.487 p
25.23 p
17.367 p
29.63 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.487 p
24.747 p
17.367 p
29.147 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.487 p
29.404 p
17.367 p
33.804 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.487 p
24.708 p
17.367 p
29.108 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.3 p
29.56 p
/
/

Stand alone electricity plans in South Shields

In the table below, you will find the electricity rates 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
16.487 p
25.23 p
17.367 p
29.63 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.487 p
24.747 p
17.367 p
29.147 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.487 p
29.404 p
17.367 p
33.804 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.487 p
24.708 p
17.367 p
29.108 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.3 p
29.56 p
/
/

How to set-up your British Gas contract in South Shields?

To switch to British Gas properly, you’ll need to complete a few steps beforehand. Similar to the rest of the 34,564 households on South Shields, you energy is measured by an energy meter. So, by default. the first step would be to take a meter reading to estimate your energy consumption. Along with this, equip yourself with the following info: * Your postal code * The name of your energy supplier * The tariff that you are currently on * The average cost of your energy usage per month * Your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) * A recent energy bill received within the last 90 days.

Once you have all these you are ready to make the switch. We can’t help you switch to British Gas, but we can certainly help you with finding out more information British Gas and check the market for other deals. All you have to do is give us a call 0330 054 0018.

For a more detailed checklist on how to carry out your switch we have created a handy checklist that will answer all your queries.

British gas: Customer reviews in 2021

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.

How do I contact British Gas in South Shields?

It is quite easy to contact British Gas. If you are already a customer of British Gas, you can ring their customer service line at 0333 202 9802. The also have an app where customers can submit meter readings, book a utility service, paying your bills, etc.

However, if your looking how to switch energy suppliers or would like to know about more option when switching, then go on and give our experts a call at Switch Plan 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

Energy consumption in South Shields

How much to South Shields inhabitants consume on average in South Shields?

According to 2018 Government data, we are able to estimate that the average South Shields inhabitant household consumes 2,910.17 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 2,601.63 kWh.

Typology of houses in South Shields.

How are the houses built in South Shields? Well, the 2.17 inhabitants of South Shields usually have houses build as such:

  • Central Heating: 364 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 South Shields, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 4.97% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 34,564 households that are located in South Shields, 32460 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 South Shields, 21 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 0.06%.

Who is the largest energy to the 34,564 households of South Shields?

British Gas is the main energy provider in North East and in much of Tyne and Wear. Henceforth, many South Shields inhabitants have stuck with British Gas despite being free to change at any time! South Shields dwellers can make substantial savings on energy related expenses by switching their current providers, such as people from more populated cities such as: Tyneside, Sunderland and Gateshead.

How much is the average price/kWh in South Shields?

In Tyne and Wear, the mean price for a kwh of electricity is 10.6 p, according to the most recent data. Which means a South Shields inhabitant pays roughly 0.38% less compared to the UK national average. As a reminder British Gas standard tariff for South Shields is 16.487 p per kWh with a daily standing charge of 25.23.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a smart meter with my British Gas tariff?

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

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

For British Gas, the average cost for 1 kWh is 16.487 p.

Gas and electricity local distribution for South Shields inhabitants

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.

How to react if you experience a power cut in South Shields?

Power cuts don't happen as often as they used to, but the first tip we can give you is not to panic. It will be only a matter of time until the power is turned back on. Afterall, an old fashioned game of cards with friends or family might be fun once in a while. If you are wondering what to do in a power cut, we offer an extensive guide in our article here: What to do in a Power Cut. However, for the purposes of this section, we will explain some tips to be aware of when experiencing a power cut:

  • Don't open the fridge. Frozen and refrigerated food can defrost to dangerous temperatures.
  • Don’t flush the toilet or take a shower. Believe it or not, your plumbing uses electricity and can easily get backed up if used during a power outage.

Energy distributors contact numbers

If you are looking for more information on how to get in contact with your Distribition Network Provider (DNP), our table provides you with all the information that you need.

Company Name Company Number
Tyne and Wear $distribution_network_operator General Number
$dno_general_number
Tyne and Wear $distribution_network_operator Emergency Number
$dno_emergency
Tyne and Wear $gas_distributor Number
$gas_distributor_number

Who is South Shields District Network Operator for electricity?

Wondering who distributes your electricity for South Shields? 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 South Shields your DNO is SSE Power Distribution.

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

How do British Gas tariffs compare in South Shields?

British Gas is the leading supplier in the country, nevertheless it is not the cheapest neither on a national level nor on a North East 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.

How can I ring British Gas in South Shields?

In January 2019 default tariff energy prices in the UK were capped for the first time by the energy regulator, Ofgem. The energy price cap limits the amount energy companies can charge customers who are on default tariffs, including standard variable tariffs, and customers who use prepayment meters. Indeed, there isn't just one cap. There are actually many caps covering the many different situation of British energy consumers. * The first bias is location. Indeed to mirror the discrepancies of energy production and energy distribution costs across the country, Ofgem defines a different price cap for each region of the country. The table bellow will therefore give you the Price Cap for North East. * The second biais is the kind of tariff you are on. Indeed there is are 3 prices caps for single-rate tariffs and 3 for double rate (or E7 tariffs. You will discover all of them bellow.

Here are the latest values of the Price Cap for North East. These have been recently announced and are effective from October 1st 2021 to March 31st 2022.

Fuel Type Standard Credit Price Cap Prepayment Price Cap Other Payment Methods Price Cap
Electricity £ 700.1722581 £ 659.3009677 £ 654.5393548
Gas £ 595.28 £ 578.87 £ 554.34
E7 Electricity £ 912.66 £ 860.25 £ 855.86
* Based on the TDCV, the average yearly consumption calculated by Ofgem, currently established at 2,900 kWh for Eletricity and 12,000 kWh for Gas. Based on the E7 TDCV which currently stands at 4,200 kWh.

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