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Switching to British Gas in West Midlands

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Last update: March 2021

Just moved to West Midlands? We've provided all the necessary information here to make the switch over to British Gas in your new area. You'll need to start providing energy to your new home pretty quickly, so we've tried to make it really easy for you. You might have just moved here, or even been living in the area for a while now. Either way, you're probably on this page because you want to switch to a British Gas energy plan in West Midlands.

Did you know that West Midlands is the 2nd most populated county in the UK? Energy is distributed by Western Power Distribution to the 35,984 households that make up the whole county. British Gas have a wide range of energy tariffs available to their customers, both new and old, so you'll be sure to find something for your particular energy requirements.

So, if you want to become one of their many customers across the UK (13 million, to be exact), then you can ring up their line for new customers on 0333 202 9505 and they can advise you on the best of their plans for you. Or, if you decide the largest energy supplier in the UK isn't for you and you want to chat through alternative options, then give us a ring on 0300 054 0018 and you can chat to one of our experts who'll guide you. We'll make sure your new home in West Midlands gets fuelled up quickly and smoothly.

Switching to British Gas

Moving house can be a daunting process, but at Switch Plan we want to make it as easy as possible. In West Midlands, Npower is the most popular energy provider. However, this might not mean that they have the best plans for you and your energy needs. Remember, you can give us a ring on 0330 054 0018 to talk through your energy options.

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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.

How much on average does a kWh cost among the 2,438,288 residents of West Midlands?

A kWh in West Midlands typically costs around ยฃ10.38. Energy consumption can be localised via postcodes in the UK. Based on government data, we estimated that the average yearly consumption in West Midlands is 3,429.70 kWh while the yearly median consumption is 3,001.77 kWh.

Who are my gas & electricity distribution network operators in West Midlands?

Who is my local gas distributor in West Midlands?

Ever wondered how gas actually arrives in your home? Well, before gas can actually reach you, it is transported through a complex system of pipes. These pipes form the Gas Distribution Network in the UK, of which there are 8. These are then controlled by 4 gas distribution companies. You will likely never have to get in touch with your gas distribution company, but if you were interested, gas is provided by Cadent Gas in West Midlands. If you wanted to get in touch with them for whatever reason, you can ring them on 0345 835 1111.

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

Company name Company number
West Midlands Western Power Distribution Emergency Number
0800 6783 105
West Midlands Western Power Distribution General Number
0800 096 3080
West Midlands Cadent Gas Number
0345 835 1111

You can also visit their website for more info:

Western Power Distribution Cadent Gas
Western Power Distribution website Cadent Gas website

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

British Gas plans and tariffs in West Midlands

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
20.602 p
8.083 p
20.662 p
21.707 p
8.516 p
26.957 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
20.602 p
8.083 p
20.701 p
21.707 p
8.516 p
26.996 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
20.602 p
8.083 p
25.358 p
21.707 p
8.516 p
31.653 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
19.048 p
4.476 p
23.81 p
20.153 p
4.937 p
26.996 p
Standard Variable Variable
20.829 p
8.174 p
23.271 p
21.934 p
8.607 p
27.479 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
20.59 p
8.139 p
27.62 p
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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
16.66 p
22.669 p
17.549 p
26.957 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
16.66 p
22.708 p
17.549 p
26.996 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
16.66 p
27.365 p
17.549 p
31.653 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
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Standard Variable Variable
16.66 p
23.191 p
17.549 p
27.479 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.48 p
27.53 p
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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
3.227 p
23.431 p
3.404 p
27.85 p
Energy with Boiler Cover 18 months fixed
3.227 p
23.47 p
3.404 p
27.889 p
Green Future 24 months fixed
3.227 p
28.127 p
3.404 p
32.546 p
Electric Drivers Energy Plan 18 months fixed
3.493 p
23.6 p
3.679 p
27.937 p
Standard Variable Variable
3.493 p
23.6 p
3.679 p
27.937 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
3.262 p
34.61 p
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