British Gas has been looking after Britain's homes and small businesses for over 200 years.

In 1815 when British Gas began, it was the world’s first utility company. Today, as well as supplying energy to millions of customers across the UK, it also offers a range of services to keep Britain’s homes running smoothly.  

British Gas is focused on getting the UK to net zero by 2050 - helping customers reduce the carbon footprint of their homes through energy-efficient home improvements and investing in renewable energy.

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British Gas powers millions of UK homes and small businesses and is a leading provider of home services in England, Scotland and Wales. As a business, our purpose is to energise a greener, fairer future.

British Gas Energy does this by offering simple and fair energy prices, smart meters, a range of green energy tariffs and easy online access and tools.

Meanwhile, British Gas Services is the UK’s No. 1 boiler installer and offers customers total peace of mind with a range of HomeCare cover packages, which give customers access to the UK’s largest force of expert engineers so they avoid unexpected breakdown costs. And for those who don’t want to commit to cover, one-off repairs and services are available as and when needed.

Having looked after Britain’s home’s for over 200 years, today British Gas is focused on getting them ready for a more sustainable future with energy efficient boilers, heat pumps, EV chargers and Hive smart home technology.

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