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MSE News: British Gas cuts standard gas prices

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  • Andy_WSM
    Andy_WSM Posts: 2,217 Forumite
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    Also worth noting that pre-payment meter customers will be paying the same rate as credit customers.
    Will be interesting to see how many still post about how expensive gas is and how much they have to put on their keys/cards each day - we will all feel the same pain now, just in different ways!
  • cons
    cons Posts: 124 Forumite
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    where do us online tarriff customers stand

    as far as i can see there is no change in our prices

    but on the website it clearly states

    British Gas today and receive a minimum 6% discount against our Standard tariff rates until 28th February 2011
    :T:money::T
  • RHYSDAD
    RHYSDAD Posts: 2,346 Forumite
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    hansi wrote: »
    It is just the standard tariff, and who is on that anyway?
    My 86 year old blind Grandma who sadly lacks access to the internet and is of the ''old school' who insist on paying British Gas standard prices for gas and Electricity. There are a lot about. It will help her, and elderly others like her, no end as she likes a warm house up until about June!
    "Do not use a hatchet to remove a fly from your friend's forehead."

    Chinese Proverb


  • 2010
    2010 Posts: 5,386 Forumite
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    edited 4 February 2010 at 9:23AM
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    British Gas (BG) has today cut the cost of standard gas tariffs by an average 7%, in a move which could spark an energy price war.

    However, the price reductions do not apply to its cheaper, online tariffs nor to electricity costs (see the Cheap Gas & Electricity guide).

    BG says it plans to launch a new online tariff later today which will incorporate price cuts but that won't help those on an existing web-based deal. MoneySavingExpert.com broke the news on Tuesday that the energy giant was planning to cut prices (see the British Gas cuts MSE News story).

    From the OP at top of page.

    So if you`re already locked into a tariff,that`s it until whatever date you have expires and you can switch to another rate.
    The Websavers usually lock you in for six months.
  • ironman1
    ironman1 Posts: 1,125 Forumite
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    We moved from standard British Gas (gas and electric) to their 'Web saver 5' tariff a few weeks ago.

    Does this mean we won't be affected? We are always in about £100 credit as it is so surely we should have our dd's lowered at least?
  • ironman1
    ironman1 Posts: 1,125 Forumite
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    Oh just read that our prices will stay the same.

    Away from that does anyone know where we stand regarding refunds in terms of credit we have built up? For over a year we have been in about £100 credit for gas and £105 for electric.

    Our Direct Debits are already low (£20 & £20) but surely thats not the point?
  • JennyR68
    JennyR68 Posts: 416 Forumite
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    On BG website it says =

    Online tariffs

    Your gas prices are decreasing and you are still benefiting from discounted rates for gas and electricity

    Click Energy 1

    The good news is from 4th February 2010 you will be paying less for your gas. As a Click Energy customer (for gas) you will receive 6%* price decrease.

    Click Energy 2

    The good news is from 4th February 2010 you will be paying less for your gas. As a Click Energy 2 customer (for gas) you will receive 4%* price decrease.

    Click Energy 3

    The good news is from 4th February 2010 you will be paying less for your gas. As a Click Energy 3 customer (for gas) you will receive 4%* price decrease.

    Click Energy 4

    The good news is from 4th February 2010 you will be paying less for your gas. As a Click Energy 4 customer (for gas) you will receive 4%* price decrease.

    Click Energy 5

    The good news is from 4th February 2010 you will be paying less for your gas. As a Click Energy 5 gas customer you will receive an average 6% price decrease*.

    Click Energy 6

    The good news is from 4th February 2010 you will be paying less for your gas. As a Click Energy 6 customer your prices have dropped, saving you an average of £74 if you have dual fuel and an average saving of £7 if you have gas only versus our new standard prices.

    WebSaver 1

    As a WebSaver 1 customer we have maintained your Dual Fuel 10% discount vs. standard tariff, although please be aware tariff comes to an end on 31st March 2010.

    WebSaver 2

    As a WebSaver 2 customer you are guaranteed minimum discount of 6% vs standard tariff.

    WebSaver 3

    As a WebSaver 3 customer you are guaranteed minimum discount of 6% vs standard tariff.

    WebSaver 4

    As a WebSaver 4 customer you are guaranteed min discount of 6% vs standard tariff.

    WebSaver 5

    As a WebSaver 5 customer you are already on our cheapest available tariff with an overall saving of £154 vs standard if you have dual fuel and an overall saving of £86 if you are on gas only. Your prices will not be changing as a result of this price event.

    Online Saver

    The good news is from 4th February 2010 you will be paying less for your gas. As a OnlineSaver customer you will continue to receive a 3% discount against our standard gas tariff
  • JennyR68
    JennyR68 Posts: 416 Forumite
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    Tracker tariffs

    Good news for customers on our tracker tariffs, your prices are guaranteed to be lower, on average than our standard tariffs.

    Track and Save 2010

    Your prices are still guaranteed to be lower, on average, than the standard tariff until 1st May 2010*

    Track and Save 2011

    You will see a drop on average of 4%. You will also continue to enjoy a minimum 2% discount versus our Standard rates until 31st January 2011*

    Discount Tracker

    You will receieve an average of 6% reduction on your gas bill. Your prices will continue to be 6% below our new lower Standard prices until 31st January 2011.
  • penrhyn
    penrhyn Posts: 15,215 Forumite
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    When will the new rates be available on comparison sites?
    I see the new Websaver 6 is their cheapest tariff now but uswitch and energyhelpline hav'nt updated yet.
    That gum you like is coming back in style.
  • Gareth56
    Gareth56 Posts: 915 Forumite
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    Wow a saving of approx. 15p per day, thanks BG! :j
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