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Here's a link to all our recent news releases, please feel free to link to our news items from your website or social media platform. If mentioning OFTEC on Twitter please tag @OFTEC (or on Facebook @OFTECuk).

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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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Government opens door for oil heated homes switching to a renewable liquid fuel after amending its landmark Energy Bill

Monday, September 18, 2023 by OFTEC

The government has committed to exploring how the 1.7 million oil heated homes in the UK could switch to a renewable liquid fuel after passing an amendment to its Energy Bill.

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Important changes effective from 1st October - Duties and Competence

Friday, September 08, 2023 by OFTEC

The Building Regulations (Amendments etc) (England) Regulations 2023 insert a new Part 2A into the Building Regulations 2010. This contains detailed requirements on clients to appoint designers and contractors who are competent and new duties for the clients, designers and contractors which come into force on 1st October.

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Energy Bill amendment on a renewable liquid heating fuel obligation – a joint statement from OFTEC and UKIFDA

Wednesday, September 06, 2023 by OFTEC

Following the conclusion of the Energy Bill’s Report Stage on Tuesday evening, we are pleased that a renewable liquid heating fuel amendment to the Energy Bill, proposed by the new DESNZ Secretary of State, Claire Coutinho, following support from more than 30 MPs from across the political divide who supported George Eustice’s amendments on rural decarbonisation.

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OFTEC announces new liquid fuel publications with HVO guidance to bolster industry

Thursday, August 10, 2023 by OFTEC

OFTEC has published a new technical manual with information on HVO and announced details of an updated digital field guide as part of a continued commitment to strengthen its offering to liquid fuel technicians and futureproof the industry.

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Joint statement by OFTEC and UKIFDA, following national press coverage.

Wednesday, August 09, 2023 by OFTEC

Following the national press coverage Yesterday (8.08.2023), the following joint statement has been released by OFTEC and UKIFDA.

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Don’t ignore your heating system this summer, households advised

Monday, July 17, 2023 by OFTEC

As summer temperatures continue to soar, households across the UK are being urged to ensure their boiler is in good working order after heavy use during winter to avoid costly repairs and higher fuel bills later in the year.

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