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British Gas's Gas & Electricity Bill Explained

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Here you will find your Account Number, important in any communication with British Gas support team.

Information about the time period of consumption for your bill.

How much you owe for this bill period. For those paying by monthly direct debit, this can sometimes be in credit as usage changes throughout the year.

Gas and electricity consumption for the period covered by this bill. It can be estimated if you haven’t provided the exact figures.

You need to pay your bill by this date. If you pay your bill in time, you will get Prompt Payment discount on your next bill as well.

Here British Gas suggests you its cheapest gas tariff and what it could save you annually based on your consumption if you switch. (You need to be on Direct Debit to see this tariff).

Here British Gas suggests you its cheapest electricity tariff and what it could save you annually based on your consumption if you switch. (You need to be on Direct Debit to see this tariff).

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Name of your supplier:

British Gas

2

Customer Reference Number:

Here you will find your Account Number, important in any communication with British Gas support team.

3

Bill period:

Information about the time period of consumption for your bill.

4

Your Bill amount:

How much you owe for this bill period. For those paying by monthly direct debit, this can sometimes be in credit as usage changes throughout the year.

5

Consumption:

Gas and electricity consumption for the period covered by this bill. It can be estimated if you haven’t provided the exact figures.

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When do I pay?

You need to pay your bill by this date. If you pay your bill in time, you will get Prompt Payment discount on your next bill as well.

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Gas Saving:

Here British Gas suggests you its cheapest gas tariff and what it could save you annually based on your consumption if you switch. (You need to be on Direct Debit to see this tariff).

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Electricity Saving:

Here British Gas suggests you its cheapest electricity tariff and what it could save you annually based on your consumption if you switch. (You need to be on Direct Debit to see this tariff).

This is your current tariff and how you are paying for your bills. Your current tariff name is required while you compare on our website. It also shows current tariff’s End date and exit fees if you switch early. Though you can switch without incurring termination fees 42 days before this date.

This is your annual consumption of gas and electricity in kWh. This is always estimated, unless you provide regular meter readings. (You’ll need this info to switch)

TCR (Tariff Comparison Rate) is a guide helps to compare tariffs across the suppliers. It is based on Ofgem’s average usage figures. It is always advisable to compare tariffs on comparison websites as we suggest estimated spending and savings.

This is the cost of gas and electricity per unit (1kWh) applicable based on your current tariffs.

This is your Standing Charge for gas and electricity, the cost per day for having the chosen supplier provide energy to your home regardless if any energy is used.

This is the calculation used to convert a meter read into Gas usage in kWh (kilowatt hours).

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Your Tariff and Payment method:

This is your current tariff and how you are paying for your bills. Your current tariff name is required while you compare on our website. It also shows current tariff’s End date and exit fees if you switch early. Though you can switch without incurring termination fees 42 days before this date.

10

Consumption:

This is your annual consumption of gas and electricity in kWh. This is always estimated, unless you provide regular meter readings. (You’ll need this info to switch)

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About your TCR:

TCR (Tariff Comparison Rate) is a guide helps to compare tariffs across the suppliers. It is based on Ofgem’s average usage figures. It is always advisable to compare tariffs on comparison websites as we suggest estimated spending and savings.

12

Cost of energy:

This is the cost of gas and electricity per unit (1kWh) applicable based on your current tariffs.

13

Standing charge

This is your Standing Charge for gas and electricity, the cost per day for having the chosen supplier provide energy to your home regardless if any energy is used.

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This is the calculation used to convert a meter read into Gas usage in kWh (kilowatt hours).

This is your current tariff and how you are paying for your bills. Your current tariff name is required while you compare on our website. It also shows current tariff’s End date and exit fees if you switch early. Though you can switch without incurring termination fees 42 days before this date.

This is your annual consumption of gas and electricity in kWh. This is always estimated, unless you provide regular meter readings. (You’ll need this info to switch)

TCR (Tariff Comparison Rate) is a guide helps to compare tariffs across the suppliers. It is based on Ofgem’s average usage figures. It is always advisable to compare tariffs on comparison websites as we suggest estimated spending and savings.

This is the cost of gas and electricity per unit (1kWh) applicable based on your current tariffs.

This is your Standing Charge for gas and electricity, the cost per day for having the chosen supplier provide energy to your home regardless if any energy is used.

9

Your Tariff and Payment method:

This is your current tariff and how you are paying for your bills. Your current tariff name is required while you compare on our website. It also shows current tariff’s End date and exit fees if you switch early. Though you can switch without incurring termination fees 42 days before this date.

10

Consumption:

This is your annual consumption of gas and electricity in kWh. This is always estimated, unless you provide regular meter readings. (You’ll need this info to switch)

11

About your TCR:

TCR (Tariff Comparison Rate) is a guide helps to compare tariffs across the suppliers. It is based on Ofgem’s average usage figures. It is always advisable to compare tariffs on comparison websites as we suggest estimated spending and savings.

12

Cost of energy:

This is the cost of gas and electricity per unit (1kWh) applicable based on your current tariffs.

13

Standing charge

This is your Standing Charge for gas and electricity, the cost per day for having the chosen supplier provide energy to your home regardless if any energy is used.

This unique number identifies the Gas supply at your property and it is required while switching your supplier on our website.

This unique number identifies the electricity supply at your property and it is required while switching your supplier on our website. If you have an Economy 7 meter, it should start with “02” on the top left.

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Gas MPRN (Meter Point Reference Number):

This unique number identifies the Gas supply at your property and it is required while switching your supplier on our website.

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Electricity MPAN (Meter Point Administration Number):

This unique number identifies the electricity supply at your property and it is required while switching your supplier on our website. If you have an Economy 7 meter, it should start with “02�? on the top left.

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