Latest update on the government’s £200 fuel support

Please see the latest statement released by the UK & Ireland Fuel Distributors Association below:

Government announces start of alternative fuel payments to domestic and non-domestic customers

The government has announced the start of alternative fuel payments and provided the following update for domestic and non-domestc users of heating oil:

Domestic Customers

  • The £200 payments will start today for most customers getting the payment automatically as a credit on their electricity bill within the next month
  • Electricity suppliers have been given a list by the government
  • A small minority of customers, including those living in park homes or on houseboats with no direct electricity supplier and those on the gas grid but without a gas connection and using heating oil, will need to apply to the domestic AFP Alternative Fund via application portal on which will open later in February.

Non-Domestic Customers

  • From Wednesday, payments of £150 will be made to businesses and both public and voluntary sector organisations that use alternative fuels to heat their buildings. Electricity suppliers will deliver this support up to 10th March, with most customers expected to receive it later this month. There is no need to contact your supplier.

Scam Warnings

The government has warned customers should take no action until the online portal launches later in February and that customers will not be asked for details by any individual or organisation prior to this or outside of the portal, and any such contact is likely to be a scam.

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