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British Gas in Birmingham in 2021

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The British Gas energy supply for Birminghamians

Last update: May 2021

Whether you're moving to Birmingham or if you've already been a proud Birminghamian for several years already, 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 West Midlands.

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 Birmingham, 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 the best energy option available by ringing us on 0330 054 0018.

Who distributes energy to Birminghamians?

Calling your Distribution Network Operator will be necessary in case of emergency or to seek out up-to-date information about energy in West Midlands. Birminghamians should contact the emergency number here should they experience a powercut in Birmingham, or any other urgent matter. Alternatively, their general number is provided should you need up-to-date information.

In West Midlands, Western Power Distribution is in charge of local electricity distribution while Cadent Gas distributes gas.

How do i ring Birmingham's energy distributors?

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

Setting up a British Gas account in Birmingham

Welcome to your home in the biggest city of the county and 2nd of the county. If you've just moved to West Midlands, there are some steps you must follow to start powering up your new home! Whether you have been a resident of Birmingham for a while now, or are a new Birminghamian, follow these steps to get you set up.

  • When you leave your previous residence, don't forget to take a meter reading, write it on a note and keep it somewhere safe. This is to ensure that you don't get charged for the energy you don't use, and your previous supplier might require this information at some point.
  • Now, you need to do the same in your new house in Birmingham! Find the meter in the property, and write down the reading. Again, this is to make sure you are not overcharged for gas and electricity that you didn't use. You might not ever need to provide this information, but it's important to have it to hand just in case you want to query an energy bill.
  • It's likely that you will onboard the contract of the previous residents of the property. You can keep it until you decide to switch energy suppliers. If the previous inhabitants didn't write down the meter reading, don't fear! Use the Meter Point Administration's online search tool to find out who supplies this property with energy.

We told you it was easy! Now that you have all the information you'll need to provide to our experts, you can ring us up and together we'll start searching the market to find the best energy supplier available for your area. Switching your energy provider is easier than it sounds, so don't be put off! Switch Plan makes it easy. Just give us a ring on 0330 054 0018 and we will carry out a free price comparison service based on current tariffs on the market and your personal energy needs.

How can I contact British Gas in Birmingham?

Switch Plan is always available to help Birminghamians switch their plan to British Gas. Nevertheless, you can also contact British Gas directly.

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 much does a Birminghamian pay for a British Gas energy plan?

British Gas is the biggest of the 'Big 6', the largest energy suppliers in the UK. Yet, this doesn't mean it's the cheapest in West Midlands. Based on reviews, the price of British Gas tariffs has pushed away some customers.

As you probably know, energy tariffs are postcode based. Meaning you might pay a different prices for your energy than your friend from a close-by street. These differences in rates exist for suppliers to mirror the differences in kwh price paid by suppliers to local energy generators and the charges imposed on the energy supplier by the local distribution network in your area. The rates you'll see in this article are county averages. Meaning they will be the same on our pages dedicated to some of the biggest cities of your West Midlands like Coventry, Birmingham or Sutton Coldfield.

To get an energy quote based on your postcode, simply call our experts at 0330 054 0018. They will review all the different options for your home and advise you on the one that best suits your needs.

Energy consumption in Birmingham

Who is the main energy supplier to the 1,068,459 residents across Birmingham?

The most popular energy provider in West Midlands is British Gas, and indeed in most of West Midlands. Remember, it's free to change energy supplier at any time with Switch Plan, so don't feel like you need to stick with British Gas! Birminghamians can save money on gas and electricity by switching energy suppliers.

In Birmingham, what is the average consumption for a typical Birminghamian?

Energy consumption can be localised via postcodes in the UK. According on government data from 2018, we estimated that the average yearly consumption in Birmingham is 3,429.70 kWh while the yearly median consumtion is 3,001.77 kWh.

In Birmingham, what is the mean price per kwh?

Energy typically costs ยฃ10.38 for a kWh of energy in West Midlands. Compared to the UK national average, a Birminghamian pays roughly 2.44% less. Beyond this comparison with a nationnal average, you can compare this data to cities close by such as Tipton Green Ward, Princes End Ward or Norton Ward.

British Gas prices, dual fuel rates & tariffs in West Midlands

Are you wondering British Gas tariffs have in store for Birmingham?

Let's break down duel tariffs. In Birmingham, $ratio_electric_central_heating homes have central heating systems fuelled by electricity, compared to 27.49% who opt for gas and just 38.65% who go for oil. At Switch Plan, we are big fans of dual fuel! British Gas offer a number of dual fuel plans. Not only do you save money and time by only having to liaise with one supplier at a time, you can also save money through dual fuel discounts. Sounds good, right?

Gas 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
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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Two tariff 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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Stand alone 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
/
/
/
/
Standard Variable Variable
16.66 p
23.191 p
17.549 p
27.479 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.48 p
27.53 p
/
/
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
/
/
/
/
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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