You might have heard of British Gas. After all, they are one of the largest suppliers of energy in the UK. However, they also have a subsidiary company that focuses on providing energy to smaller businesses – British Gas Lite.
British Gas Lite is designed to be a simple to use, cheap energy option for small businesses. They only offer fixed rate prices at competitive rates.
A Guide To British Gas Lite
British Gas Lite is a branch of the larger company, British Gas. However, they are separate businesses. British Gas is one of the biggest suppliers of gas and electricity in the UK. They focus on a basic, online-only service that allows them to offer lower business energy prices.
British Gas Lite has an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5 on the review site Trustpilot. This comes from around 1000 reviews. They have a fairly even mix of 5 star and 1-star reviews.
British Gas Lite energy prices and tariffs
British Gas Lite offers a range of fixed tariffs for businesses to choose from. They allow businesses to choose fixed rate tariffs for between one and five years.
All of British Gas Lite’s metering options are based on their online service. They offer smart meters to all of their clients. They do still support traditional metering options as well. British Gas Lite does not offer support to businesses that are on multiple sites, or those that muse multiple meters.
Switching to British Gas Lite is easy with British Business Energy. If you decide to switch to British Gas Lite, get in touch with us. We specialise in helping businesses change their energy supplier, and in finding them the best deals on the market. We take care of the switch for you, so that you can focus on running your business.
British Gas Lite is a subsidiary of British Gas, which is in turn a subsidiary of Centrica. Having an account with British Gas Lite does not mean that you also have a British Gas account. Centrica also owns Scottish Gas and Bord Gais Energy in Ireland.
Contacting British Gas Lite can be more complicated than you might expect. As an online-only company, they do not have a regular telephone service you can contact them on. Instead, they have an online webchat team.
You can write to British Gas Lite at: Millstream, Maidenhead Road, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 5GD.
When you switch with British Business Energy, you can let us handle all of the contact with your new supplier. That way, you can focus on running your business.
British Gas Lite does not offer any specific green tariffs for businesses. However, their fuel mix breakdown is more renewable than the UK average.
British Gas Lite uses 76% renewable energy, and 24% energy from Nuclear power.
To cancel a policy with British Gas Lite, you need to get in touch with them. They will then ask you for a final meter reading and provide you with a final bill.
If you cancel your contract and are not in your renewal period, you may be charged penalty fees.
British Gas Lite Price Changes
The maximum prices that energy suppliers can charge are set by the energy regulator, Ofgem. This energy price cap is used by companies as a kind of marker for where the market prices can range to. When the price cap is raised – as happened in 2021 – most energy companies raised their prices correspondingly.
The prices that people in the UK pay for their energy can vary by region. Areas that produce more energy tend to receive lower prices. Conversely, areas that produce less energy tend to receive higher prices for their energy.