British Gas announced price drop of 5% in January 2015.
The cut impacts British Gas customers on standard dual fuel plans only, and will save them about £37 a year on average. British Gas was the second of the big six to announce a price cut, just two days after E.On announced a cut of 3.5%.
See more information about BG, including British Gas price change history, customer satisfaction reviews and where their average bill costs ranks among the big six on uSwitch's British Gas supplier page.
What uSwitch say about the British Gas price change
Director of Consumer Policy as uSwitch Ann Robinson stated that:
“With gas prices falling for well over a year now, today’s decision by British Gas to follow E.ON’s lead with a reduction in standard tariff prices hasn’t come a minute too soon for its customers. Lower prices are good news for consumers but we believe that prices can and should be cut even further.
“As two of the big six suppliers have now lowered their standard prices, the pressure is well and truly on EDF Energy, npower, ScottishPower and SSE to follow suit.
“Reductions in standard tariffs are good news for customers, however the biggest savings are to be found by switching to more competitive fixed deals – which are over £250 a year cheaper than the average standard big six Direct Debit standard tariff.”