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Call for Chancellor to ‘axe the tax’ on renewable liquid heating fuels in the Budget

Monday, February 19, 2024 by OFTEC

The chancellor could achieve a quick win amongst rural voters by scrapping the tax on renewable liquid heating fuels in his upcoming budget.

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Households urged to check home insurance policies for oil tanks following Storm Jocelyn

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 by OFTEC

With the recent extreme temperature changes and the tenth storm of the season hitting the UK, homeowners are being urged to take the opportunity to check that their oil tanks are covered by their home insurance policies.

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OFTEC’s top tips to beat the freeze this winter

Friday, January 19, 2024 by OFTEC Ireland

Ensure your home is ready for all winter 2024 has in store January 12: With forecasters warning there is a ‘greater than normal’ risk of snow and icy conditions battering the UK this month, the trade organisation for the liquid fuel heating industry in Ireland —OFTEC — has urged householders to do all they can to beat the freeze this winter.

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Government must prioritise sustainable biofuels as 46% of households still reliant on high carbon liquid fuel heating systems - The Alliance for Zero Carbon Heating

Wednesday, January 10, 2024 by OFTEC Ireland

Ireland’s 2030 climate targets are at risk, with 46% of households continuing to rely on high carbon liquid fuel heating systems, according to the Alliance for Zero Carbon Heating

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Energy advice for vulnerable households to beat the freeze this winter season

Friday, December 22, 2023 by OFTEC

New guidance has been issued to help households reduce their energy costs over the Christmas period ahead of an expected rise in fuel poverty in the New Year.

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Good news for oil customers Home heating oil costs less in Northern Ireland than rest of UK and Republic of Ireland

Friday, December 01, 2023 by OFTEC

November 24: Households in Northern Ireland are paying less for their home heating oil than their counterparts in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland, recent statistics have revealed.

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Vigilance urged as one in five homeowners impacted by rogue traders

Monday, November 27, 2023 by OFTEC

Households are urged to be vigilant this Christmas after it emerged more than one-in-five homeowners across the UK has been impacted by rogue traders in the past year.

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Call for Chancellor to correct disparity on duty between renewable liquid fuels and fossil fuels when used for home heating in Autumn Statement

Monday, November 13, 2023 by OFTEC

The Chancellor is being urged to show he is on the side of off-grid homes and businesses by equalising the duty on renewable liquid fuels with that of kerosene when used for home heating in his upcoming Autumn Statement (22 Nov) to align with the equal treatment of the fuels when used in transportation.

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Guidance issued amid concern for households cutting back on essential heating needs this winter

Monday, October 23, 2023 by OFTEC

New winter heating guidance has been issued in response to growing concern households are putting their health at risk by lowering the thermostat in an effort to save money on their energy bills during the cost of living crisis.

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Statement in response to the government’s net zero announcements

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 by OFTEC

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak set out the government’s new approach to net zero in a press conference last week. Among the announcements he included:

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