UKIFDA welcomes further increased support for domestic heating oil users and recommends that customers purchase heating oil as normal ahead of the winter period.
We welcome the increased support to £200 for heating oil customers this winter. As previously noted, we have spent the last few months working with the government on how the payment can be made to domestic heating oil users.
There is still some work to complete on the logistics of the payment. Therefore, we strongly advise customers to purchase their heating oil as usual ahead of winter. The best and most economical approach is to talk to local distributors on a regular basis and not leave purchases to the last minute.
Given the highly competitive nature of the heating oil market, many users hold active accounts with multiple heating oil distributors making a fixed payment challenging to deliver without duplication. UKIFDA’s understanding is that the majority of the payments will be made automatically with the timing to be announced.
We will continue to assist government in ensuring our members’ customers receive their payments as quickly as possible.
Click here to read the government’s Autumn Statement 2022
17th November 2022