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British Gas in Saint Pauls Ward in 2021

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Who are British Gas, and what's on offer for their Saint Pauls Ward customers?

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 Saint Pauls Ward or West Midlands, then keep reading!

Frequently Asked Questions

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

For British Gas, the average cost for 1 kWh is 16.66 p.

Does British Gas supply smart energy meters?

Of course. And they’re free to install as part of the government’s 2020 smart meter rollout. Just like the cost of the meters you have now or any cost of delivering energy to you, all form part of your bill. So, having a smart meter won't cost any more than your current meter.

British Gas tariffs vs the rest of the Saint Pauls Ward market

British Gas are not just the most well-known name of the UK energy industry. They are still the energy supplier with the most customers in the country thanks to a long-time aquired reputation but also some interesting tariffs.

Discover how these compare to the rest of the market and notably the big 6 here.

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

Looking to switch to British Gas in Saint Pauls Ward?

To begin your switch to British Gas, there are a few things that you need to check off the list beforehand. As the rest of the 4,407 households in Saint Pauls Ward your energy is measured though a meter. And, as you might have guessed, you can check how much energy you are using by reading your energy meter. Apart from reading your meter, we have created a handy list for you so that when it is time to switch suppliers (which should be often) you will have everything that you need: * Your zip code * Your current energy supplier * Your current tariff * The average cost of your monthly energy usage * Your Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN) * A Energy bill received in the past 3 months.

Once you've gathered this information, you are ready to switch. At Switch Plan can’t help you switch to British Gas, but we offer an array of suppliers to choose from; including British Gas. So, let us help you switch energy suppliers. Alll you need to do is give us a call at 0330 054 0018

For more information on how to switch energy suppliers, check out our guide here: switch energy suppliers.

How can I get in touch with British Gas in Saint Pauls Ward?

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.

Saint Pauls Ward's local gas & electricity distribution

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 Saint Pauls Ward?

Who is responsible for distributing the electricity in Saint Pauls Ward? Your local District Network Operator (DNO). Near you, you DNO is Western Power Distribution.

If you would like to know more about your DNO, Check out our guide here: District Network Operator (DNO).

What should I do in case of a power cut?

The first thing to do in a power cut is not to panic. Although they don't happen as often as they used to, the power will likely return to normal within houses. If you are worried about what measures you should take in the event of a power cut, we offer an extensive guide that you can check out on our website: What to do in a Power Cut

However, in this section, we will run you by the basics: * Don’t open the fridge- It is best to keep your food as cold as possible in order to keep it from spoiling. So, do your best to only open the fridge when necessary. * Don't flush the toilet- when the power is off, it is easy for your sewage to get backed up in your house.

How can I contact my energy distributors in Saint Pauls 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

Studying the average consumption in Saint Pauls Ward

What’s the average price per kWh in Saint Pauls 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 St. Pauls Ward inhabitant pays roughly 2.44% less compared to the UK national average. As a reminder British Gas standard tariff for Saint Pauls Ward is 16.66 p per kWh with a daily standing charge of 23.191.

What's the typical energy usage in West Midlands?

According to 2018 Government data, we are able to estimate that the average St. Pauls Ward inhabitant household consumes 3,429.70 kWh a year. The median consumption of that same household would be 3,001.77 kWh.

How are the houses built in Saint Pauls Ward?

In this section, we will discuss how the houses are built in Saint Pauls Ward. As such, the 2.54 inhabitants of Saint Pauls Ward usually have the following:

  • Central Heating: 10 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 Saint Pauls Ward, $City. electric_central_heating of them have electric central heating in their homes. The ratio for this would be 2.71% per household.
  • Gas Central heating: Out of the 4,407 households that are located in Saint Pauls Ward, 4254 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 Saint Pauls Ward, 24 have oil central heating systems. The ratio for this would be 0.54%.

Who is the main supplier of energy to the inhabitants Saint Pauls Ward?

The main energy supplier in Saint Pauls Ward, West Midlands, and West Midlands is British Gas. This is driven by customer loyalty to British Gas in the counties’ most populous cities such as Birmingham, Coventry and Sutton Coldfield.

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.

What rates and tariffs does British Gas offer?

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' Electricity Plans in Saint Pauls Ward

Here are the single 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
16.66 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
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/
/
/
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 Saint Pauls Ward

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
3.493 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 Saint Pauls 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.

Dual Rate Tariffs for British gas in Saint Pauls Ward

The current tariff that British Gas offers for Economy 7 meters rings out to be £18.85 per kWh during the day and £10.83 during the night. The table below shows all the information that you need regarding Economy 7 meters and British gas:

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
/
/

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