The government is providing a further £200 Alternative Fuel Payment (AFP) to help those households in Great Britain who use alternative fuels such as biomass or heating oil to meet energy costs this winter. Most households eligible for the AFP support in Great Britain, will receive payment automatically via their electricity supplier in February, with no need to take any action. Those households who will need to apply for the AFP, for example because they do not have a relationship with an electricity supplier, will be able to do so in February, through the same GOV.UK portal.
Approximately 2 million households in the UK use alternative fuels for heating, of which around 1.7 million use heating oil as a source of energy.
Other alternative fuels include coal, liquified petroleum gas (LPG) and biomass.
The UK government announced in the Autumn Statement that it will double support to £200 for households using alternative fuels to heat their homes, in recognition of the pressures caused by these rising fuel costs.
From GOV.UK website
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