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Posted on: 25/11/2022

Good News for Heating Oil Users: Alternative fuel payment now £200

Every household will get help this winter.

CPS Fuels has welcomed the announcement in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement of an increase in the alternative fuel payment to £200 for all off the gas grid domestic homes than use fuels such as heating oil.


This fixed payment will rise from £100 as originally announced in October to £200 for domestic users, while non-domestic customers will receive £150 with an additional top-up offered for those that have high usage, based on actual usage.


The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA), our trade association, has been working with the government to help advise on the most effective and immediate way to administer the funds to heating oil users. This is because there are differences in the structure of the heating oil market compared with that for gas and electricity.


It has now been confirmed by government that the £200 payment is likely to be delivered through customers’ electricity bills rather than via fuel distributors, under a similar delivery model to the Energy Bills Support Scheme. While the logistic planning of the payment is still being completed, the UKIFDA recommends that customers continue to purchase heating oil as normal for the coming months.


Although timings for the payment distribution have not yet been announced, the government has said it will make the payment “as soon as possible this winter”.


Please be aware of scams, you do not need to apply in any way for this government support it will be credited to you via your electricity company.


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