The Alternative Fuel Payment, which will give £200 to households that don't use mains gas, will be made "as soon as possible in the New Year", according to the Government. We've full info on what the scheme is and how it'll work below.
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'£200 Alternative Fuel Payment for households with heating oil or LPG boilers to be paid 'in the New Year'
Like many with oil boilers, we bought our winter oil earlier in the year when prices are normally lower, and I see no way of them knowing we are oil users without data being shared (where no permission to do so between different providers has been given).
In our village alone we have several alternative heating solutions. There is no mains gas but our postcode is in 3 local authority areas, two counties, and one of these does.
We don't need another furlough fraud opportunity.
Without another form of registration and substantial checks I am not alone in being unable to see how this can work.
Yes I’m scratching my head as to how the government will know I have to heat with oil.
The windows are small and the walls almost bare,
There's only one bed and there's only one prayer;
I listen all night for your step on the stair.
That's one of the many unknowns. It's possible that all electric customers will get the £200 in those circumstances but we simply don't know anything with certainty yet.