Following a meeting with the Government, UKIFDA, the trade body for the liquid fuel distribution industry released their advice for consumers waiting on further details on how to get hold of the £100 support for heating oil households announced by the UK Government. Their release contains the following advice:

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.