News and Blogs
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).
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.Full story
Call for Chancellor to correct disparity on duty between renewable liquid fuels and fossil fuels when used for home heating in Autumn StatementMonday, 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.Full story
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.Full story
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:Full story
Government opens door for oil heated homes switching to a renewable liquid fuel after amending its landmark Energy BillMonday, 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.Full story
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.Full story
Energy Bill amendment on a renewable liquid heating fuel obligation – a joint statement from OFTEC and UKIFDAWednesday, 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.Full story
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.Full story
Following the national press coverage Yesterday (8.08.2023), the following joint statement has been released by OFTEC and UKIFDA.Full story
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.Full story
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