Statement: The government confirms Alternative Fuel Payment dates for domestic customers

19th December 2022

The government announced this morning that the Alternative Fuel Payment of £200 will be made in January 2023 for customers in Northern Ireland and February 2023 in Great Britain.

These payments will be made via electricity suppliers alongside the Electricity Bills Support Scheme Payments. Those customers without an electricity account and other exceptions will be able to apply through a government portal in February.

We welcome the extra clarity ahead of Christmas, and our advice to customers remains the same, which is to purchase heating oil as usual ahead of cold weather. The best and most economical approach is to talk to local distributors on a regular basis and not leave purchases to the last minute.

The government’s announcements can be read here:

Click here for Great Britain and Northern Ireland announcement

Click here for the dedicated Northern Ireland announcement

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