Energy Bills Support Scheme

Alternative Fuel Payment

The Alternative Fuel Payment (AFP) scheme launched in February 2023, providing an additional £200 support payment for households that use fuels other than gas to heat their homes. The Government has confirmed that most households eligible for AFP support will receive payment automatically via their electricity supplier in February, with no further action needed.

Those households who will need to apply for the AFP, for example because they do not have a relationship with an electricity supplier, will be able to do so in February, through the Government's application portal.

The Government has advised that potentially eligible households should not contact the Council until further instructions on how the EBSS-AF and AFP scheme payments will be administered, at which point the website will be updated.