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Fuel Oil: Rural Areas

Question for Treasury

UIN 987, tabled on 11 May 2022

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department (a) provides and (b) plans to provide support for rural households and businesses that rely on oil to heat their premises.

Answered on

19 May 2022

The Government recognises the challenges many are facing with pressures on household budgets, due to unprecedented global commodity volatility related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Consumers of heating oil will be eligible for the £200 Energy Bills Support Scheme from Autumn, as long as they are also domestic electricity customers. Since April, households in council bands A-D have also already begun receiving a £150 rebate.

Financial support remains available for heating customers with energy bills, if eligible, through the Warm Home Discount, Winter Fuel Payment and Cold Weather Payment Schemes.

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