Ford Fuels Heating Oil for Homes

Update: Government Support

The government announced on Monday 23rd January that the Alternative Fuel Payments of £200 in Great Britain will commence on the 6th February.

Heating oil customers should be aware of the following:

  • Customers have been identified using an off the gas grid database and recent census information.
  • The majority of customers will receive their £200 automatically via their electricity supplier starting on February 6th, in a similar fashion to other recent government payments (direct debit, credit to account or voucher).
  • There will be some small exceptions – for example customers that don’t have an electricity account or those that use oil but live in a gas grid area. These customers will need to apply via an online portal which will be open in February alongside a post code checker.

We expect further information closer to February 6th and will continue to update customers.

Households seeking more information on AFP or on wider Help For Households support schemes should visit

Full details of the update can be found here: –

We expect further details soon (particularly on how the government knows who to pay) and once we have them we will be publishing  a summary.


We continue to advise customers to purchase their heating oil as usual ahead of the cold weather.

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