How to claim £200 to help with oil heating costs

A man filling a domestic oil tank up with heating oil
How to claim £200 to help with oil heating costs (Image credit: Getty)

The cost of heating our homes is at the forefront of most Britons minds right now, but while the government announced a price freeze on gas and electric prices this spring, no such freeze has been announced on heating oil.

And with an estimated 1.6 million relying on heating oil in the UK, it might leave many of those affected wondering why they've been left out in the cold. Oil prices are said to have more than doubled in the last year from £458 for 1,000 litres in September 2021 to £1,008 in September 2022, according to BoilerJuice.

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Amy spent over a decade in London editing and writing for The Daily Telegraph, MailOnline, and before moving to East Anglia where she began renovating a period property in rural Suffolk. During this time she also did some TV work at ITV Anglia and CBS as well as freelancing for Yahoo, AOL, ESPN and The Mirror. When the pandemic hit she switched to full-time building work on her renovation and spent nearly two years focusing solely on that. She's taken a hands-on DIY approach to the project, knocking down walls, restoring oak beams and laying slabs with the help of family members to save costs. She has largely focused on using natural materials, such as limestone, oak and sisal carpet, to put character back into the property that was largely removed during the eighties. The project has extended into the garden too, with the cottage's exterior completely re-landscaped with a digger and a new driveway added. She has dealt with de-listing a property as well as handling land disputes and conveyancing administration.