UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) is the trade association for the liquid fuels distribution industry, and we’re here to provide our members with a collective voice, help them optimise their business efficiencies and promote industry best practice through training and our comprehensive Code of Practice. Most importantly we represent our members at national and international level, using our status as an industry body to influence government thinking.
We have a unique position at the centre of the supply chain, so we can engage with and influence the primary suppliers, UKPIA, the TSA, OFTEC and end users, including PRAs. We also work alongside Transport Forums and Associations, offering added value to our members through our connections at every level.
With approximately 1.5 million households in the UK and 686,000 in the Republic of Ireland using fuel for heating, and an estimated 250,000 commercial fuel boilers in each country, our role is to keep our members informed of any important new developments and changes in their market.
UKIFDA represents at least 80% of the non-retail volume distributed to end users in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Our distributor members range from national companies down to small independent distributorships jointly employing over 7,928 people in the UK and a combined turnover of £10.7bn.
On behalf of our industry, we work with Governments in the UK and Ireland and the European Commission.
We promote our members and industry in a positive light to support operational activity, reinforce existing work, influence opinion and enhance reputation, helping our members share best practice and overcome issues. For example, we’re currently lobbying for the retention of liquid fuel heating using biofuels as ‘green’ alternative fuels for the future.
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