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Paying your bill

How to pay

You can pay your energy bills by direct debit, bank transfer, by cheque or over the counter at a bank, post office or where you see a PayPoint sign.

Your contract is based on direct debit payment, unless an alternative payment method has been agreed. This includes a discount against our standard unit rate. Please note that if you agree your contract based on direct debit payment without a direct debit in place, or you later cancel or recall the direct debit, your prices will increase by 0.5p/kWh for electricity or 0.1p/kWh for gas.

Your bill has a how to pay guide on the reverse and includes the details you’ll require. If you’re paying by cheque, make it payable to the SSE brand that delivers your gas or electricity. You also need to quote all relevant site reference numbers on your remittance advice (these are shown on each invoice) and write your customer account number on the back of your cheque. If you’re posting your cheque, please use the address shown below. You can also pay using the banking details below.

You can now submit your meter readings to us online. You can also call 0345 725 2526 or submit by post to SSE Business Energy, No. 1 Forbury Place, 43 Forbury Road, Reading RG1 3JH.

Pay by direct debit

If you don’t have a direct debit set up, please return a completed electricity or gas mandate to or SSE Business Energy Billing, No.1 Forbury Place, 43 Forbury Road, Reading, RG1 3JH.

If you’re billed quarterly but would like to switch to a budget direct debit paying a fixed amount each month, please call our customer service team on 0800 389 4466 to discuss.

Direct debit reduces your risk of getting into debt as it's paid automatically. If your payment method is budget direct debit, the set amount will be taken each month on your elected date. If your payment method is variable direct debit, you’ll have 5 days after receiving your bill to let us know any issues, before your payment is completed 14 days after billing.

Pay through your bank

Please quote your Customer Account number and invoice number as the payment reference.

Natwest Bank
13 Market Place

Account number (8 zeros): 00000000
Sort Code: 57-17-57

Remittance information for a bulk payment can be emailed to

Please contact us by phone on 0345 725 2526 if you would like to pay by CHAPS.

Pay by cheque

Please post your cheque and the tear-off giro slip from the bottom of your bill to:

SSE Payment Centre
PO Box 13

Pay from outside the UK