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British Gas in Cradley and Wollescote Ward in 2021

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British Gas energy supply for citizens of Cradley and Wollescote Ward

Last update: September 2021

Whether you're moving to Cradley and Wollescote Ward or if you've already been a proud Cradley and Wollescote Ward 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 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 Cradley and Wollescote Ward, you've come to the right place.

Looking to switch to British Gas in Cradley and Wollescote Ward?

To switch to British Gas properly, you’ll need to complete a few steps beforehand. Similar to the rest of the 5,300 households on Cradley and Wollescote Ward, 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.

How can I get in touch with British Gas in Cradley and Wollescote Ward?

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

How is British Gas’ customer service?

Reviews are everything when it comes to learning about British Gas. As a matter of fact, British gas seems to receive mixed reviews when it comes to customer service. However, they do have quite a loyal customer base : 14 percent of their customers have been with the supplier for over 20 years. So, what do their customers think about British Gas? Well, according to 47,609 reviews from Trustpilot, this is what people think about British Gas: * 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".

If you would like to know additional information about British Gas, we have an article on British Gas reviews so that you get all the information that you need.

British Gas tariffs vs the rest of the Cradley and Wollescote Ward market

British Gas is part of the Big 6 suppliers. These juggernauts are famour for their size and historical domination of the British energy market but not for their low prices. Nevertheless, there are some great opportunities to make on some British Gas tariff if you hit at the right place at the right time.

Let's see how these compare to the rest of the market.

British Gas vs the Energy Price Cap

With these estimates in mind, we can now ask ourselves how to position these tariffs vs the government established "Energy Price Cap". As a reminder the energy price cap is a tool for controlling the cost of gas and electricity in the UK. It is wielded by industry regulator Ofgem and serves customers who rarely or never change energy tariffs. The headline rate changes twice a year and is expressed as an annual cost in pounds. It is based on a typical consumer (TDCV) using a ‘medium’ amount of gas and electricity each year (12,000 kWh for Gas, 2,900 kWh for Electricity).

Note that this cap is far from being unique. Indeed the EPC varies depending on your location but also on the type of tariff you are on. There is therefore a default tariff cap (or safeguard tariff) for the standard variable tariff, the prepayment meter cap for the four million prepayment customers in the UK and the "other payment method" cap for alternative billing methods. Each of those exist for electricity, gas and E7.

Please find in the table bellow, the current Energy Price Cap for West Midlands as it has been established from October 2021 to April 2022:

Fuel Type Standard Credit Price Cap Prepayment Price Cap Other Payment Methods Price Cap
Electricity £ 695.7287097 £ 655.11 £ 650.3296774
Gas £ 594.2 £ 577.85 £ 553.32

In this second table you will find the equivalent tariffs for E7. We separated them because these are based on the E7 TDCV which is slightly higher with an average electric consumption of 4,200 kWh (vs 2,900 kWh).

Fuel Type Standard Credit Price Cap Prepayment Price Cap Other Payment Methods Price Cap
Electricity £ 919.68 £ 866.88 £ 862.52

Who are Cradley and Wollescote Ward's local gas & electricity distributors?

In the UK, there are two organisations that are responsible for supplying energy to your home. Energy in the UK is distributed by the District Network Operator and the Gas Distributors. In this section, we will explain how to contact them.

Who distributes electricity in Cradley and Wollescote Ward?

Wondering who distributes your electricity for Cradley and Wollescote Ward? 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 Cradley and Wollescote Ward your DNO is Western Power Distribution.

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

How can I contact my energy distributors in Cradley and Wollescote Ward?

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
West Midlands $distribution_network_operator General Number
$dno_general_number
West Midlands $distribution_network_operator Emergency Number
$dno_emergency
West Midlands $gas_distributor Number
$gas_distributor_number

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The average price for 1 kWh for British Gas is 16.66 p.

Does British Gas supply smart energy meters?

Yes British Gas supplies and installs smart meters. All you need to do is give them a call and set up a time for an appointment.

British Gas tariffs & rates in Cradley and Wollescote Ward

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 Cradley and Wollescote Ward

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
16.66 p
23.191 p
17.549 p
27.479 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
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.66 p
22.669 p
17.549 p
26.957 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.48 p
27.53 p
/
/

Dual Rate Tariffs for British gas in Cradley and Wollescote Ward

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 Cradley and Wollescote Ward.

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
16.66 p
23.191 p
17.549 p
27.479 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
/
/
/
/
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
16.66 p
22.669 p
17.549 p
26.957 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
16.48 p
27.53 p
/
/

Gas Plans for British Gas in Cradley and Wollescote Ward

British Gas offers the following 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
Standard Variable Variable
3.493 p
23.6 p
3.679 p
27.937 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
Home Energy Secure 24 months fixed
3.227 p
23.431 p
3.404 p
27.85 p
Safeguard PAYG Variable
3.262 p
34.61 p
/
/

British Gas’ green energy plans in Cradley and Wollescote Ward

British gas offers green tariffs’ however, their gas and electricity does not come from sustainable sources. Rather, the Renewable Guarantees of Origin, or REGOS, that fund sustainable energy in the UK.

British Gas’ greenest plan is called ‘green future’ and it costs a few more pounds , but this is what 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.

Studying the average consumption in Cradley and Wollescote Ward

What’s the average price per kWh in Cradley and Wollescote Ward and how does it compare?

In West Midlands, the mean price for a kwh of electricity is 10.38 p, according to the most recent data. Which means a Cradley and Wollescote Ward inhabitant pays roughly 2.44% less compared to the UK national average. As a reminder British Gas standard tariff for Cradley and Wollescote Ward is 16.66 p per kWh with a daily standing charge of 23.191.

Who is the main supplier of energy to the inhabitants Cradley and Wollescote Ward?

British Gas is the main energy provider in West Midlands and in much of West Midlands. Henceforth, many Cradley and Wollescote Ward inhabitants have stuck with British Gas despite being free to change at any time! Cradley and Wollescote Ward dwellers can make substantial savings on energy related expenses by switching their current providers, such as people from more populated cities such as: Birmingham, Coventry and Sutton Coldfield.

What's the typical energy usage in West Midlands?

Knowing average consumption is important when comparing and deciding on tariffs. So, you might be asking: How do I find out that information? We have it right here!

The Cradley and Wollescote Ward inhabitant household consumes 3,429.70 kWh a year and the median would be at 3,001.77.

How are the houses built in Cradley and Wollescote Ward?

In this section, we will discuss how the houses are built in Cradley and Wollescote Ward. As such, the 2.39 inhabitants of Cradley and Wollescote Ward usually have the following:

  • Central Heating: 2307 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 Cradley and Wollescote Ward, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 30.73% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 5,300 households that are located in Cradley and Wollescote Ward, 1028 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 Cradley and Wollescote Ward, 336 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 6.34%.

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