British Gas is the trading name of Centrica plc in England and Wales. The company is more commonly known as Scottish Gas in Scotland and Nwy Prydain in Wales.
Centrica plc is a UK quoted FTSE 100 energy company. It was formed in 1997 from the demerger of the previous monopoly gas supplier, British Gas, into two separate companies - one focussing on upstream oil and gas activities, and the other (Centrica) focussing on energy supply and related activities.
British Gas is the largest supplier of gas and electricity to UK households and businesses. It currently supplies in excess of 11 million households with gas and in excess of 6 million households with electricity. It also offers a range of complimentary services such as central heating care.
British Gas' supply business is supported by its energy trading and energy storage businesses. The group is also involved in energy supply and related activities in the United States, Canada and some of the newly deregulating markets in continental Europe.
British Gas has its head office in Staines and operations throughout the UK. Its customer service centre operates 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 6pm on Saturdays.
Please note that, if you have a boiler and central heating service contract with British Gas (this service plan is often known as British Gas 3 star cover) this will NOT be affected in any way if you decide to switch your gas and electricity supply. Your 3 star service contract is completely separate from any contract that you have with British Gas for the supply of gas and electricity and will continue to run unaffected, even if British Gas is no longer your gas and electricity supplier.
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