To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to take steps to support people with off-grid energy, such as oil or propane central heating, in the context of the support provided by the Government to other energy consumers over the last six months.
Off-grid households that are dependent on non-regulated fuels such as 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.
The recently launched Boiler Upgrade Scheme will provide grants of £5,000 for air source heat pumps and biomass boilers, and £6,000 for ground source heat pumps to support households and small businesses wishing to transition to low carbon heating, including buildings in off gas grid areas.