How to notify British Gas directly


How do you report a death to British Gas?

You can contact British Gas by:

0800 294 3125

British Gas, PO Box 227, Rotherham, S98 1PD

What documentation will I need to notify British Gas?

British Gas asks that you provide the name and account number of the deceased.

It might also be helpful if you can provide the following information:

  • A recent meter reading from the property
  • Whether you would like the account to be transferred to someone else. And, if so, their name and contact details

What happens next?

Once you have notified British Gas of a death, they should contact you either by telephone or email if they require any additional information.

About Life Ledger

Who you can notify with Life Ledger

Life Ledger is free to send death notifications

What you need

The deceased’s:

  • Date of Birth
  • Date of Death
  • Full name and usual address
  • Death certificate or interim death certificate (scan or photograph)

From you:

  • A piece of photographic ID, such as a passport of driving licence, to upload and verify your identity. (scan or photograph)

Life Ledger can help

Our platform allows you to notify service providers and relevant companies quickly and efficiently. At no cost to you, we aim to reduce the administerial stress surrounding the loss of a loved one.



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Life Ledger is a free, easy to use platform that helps families simplify the death notification process.