The Government has realised that issuing a £100 fixed payment for heating oil users is not straight forward. Due to the fact this is off-grid energy, not network supplied directly into the home and the fact that consumers have far more choice over supply. As such the trade body for the liquid fuel distribution industry UKIFDA is working closely with Government to find a timely solution. Once the government publishes information to how this scheme will work, we will seek to share this information.
You can read the full UKIFDA Statement below.
UKIFDA, the trade body for the liquid fuel distribution industry, has met with the government to discuss the most efficient way of getting the £100 fixed payment announced on 19th September to heating oil customers.
Given the highly competitive nature of the heating oil market, customers have the ability to purchase from a number of different distributors and outlets. Consequently, they are likely to hold multiple accounts, which makes the fixed payment distribution challenging to deliver without duplication.
Inevitably this will take some time, so we strongly recommend that customers do not wait if they need heating oil. We are working closely with the government to find a solution and ensure that heating oil households receive their £100 as soon as possible.
UKIFDA’s key piece of advice here is:
Inevitably this will take some time, so we strongly recommend that customers do not wait if they need heating oil.
UKIFDA also say:
As we head into winter, many oil heating customers will know that the best and most economical approach is to talk to their local distributors on a regular basis and not leave purchases to the last minute.
Here at Goff Heating Oil we agree whole heartedly and would recommend planning ahead and not delaying your order as the industry gets busier in the colder months.
If you believe that paying for your heating oil in one go may become challenging, we highly recommend starting a pay monthly account as soon as possible to build up credit in advance of your order. To find out more about our Budget Plan click here: Goff Heating Oil Pay Monthly Plan