Fuel support payment deadline

Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley is urging businesses and organisations not connected to the gas grid to apply for a £150 payment to help with the cost of energy.

Applications for the non-domestic alternative fuel payment close on Friday 19th May.

The scheme is open to non-domestic premises including businesses, charities, places of worship, community halls and public buildings that are not connected to the gas grid and use alternative fuels such as liquid petroleum gas (LPG), solid fuel, wood or heating oil (kerosene).

Properties such as care homes, working farms or retail units with living space are also eligible under the scheme.

Some businesses and organisations will already have received the payment but those who haven’t must apply before the deadline or they are set to miss out.

Commenting, Lanark and Hamilton East MP Angela Crawley said:

“I would urge every business, charity and individual operating from non-domestic properties which have not already done so to apply for this scheme.

“With the raise in the cost of energy, this payment will be a welcome support to many organisations but time is running out to apply.

“I have spoken with several constituents who have raised the cost of alternative fuels for properties not connected to the gas grid and often they have experienced a greater raise in their costs compared to properties that are connected.

“A payment of £150 is a start but I will continue to press the UK Government to go further and better support businesses and organisations.”