The UK government offers a one-off payment of £200 to households that use heating oil, LPG boiler, biomass boiler, or similar alternative fuel to heat their homes. The payment is intended to help with the cost of purchasing fuels during winter and provide equivalent support to those who use mains gas. Most households eligible for this payment will have received an automatic credit on their electricity bill in February 2023, but a small number of households which don’t have a direct contract with an electricity supplier may need to make a claim under the AFP Alternative Funding scheme launched by the government.

To check if you are eligible for an alternative fuel payment and make a claim click here