Wicklow businesses urged to apply for support under Kerosene scheme

The Business Users Support Scheme for Kerosene (BUSSK) will close its doors to applicaitons in just over a month’s time.

Wicklow businesses were among the worst hit by increases in the cost of kerosene in recent years, which is why Minister Simon Coveney is urging those same businesses to apply for Business Users Support Scheme for Kerosene, which will help them cope with the financial burden of keeping their businesses warm.

The Scheme compensates eligible businesses for 50% of the increased cost of kerosene purchased for heating their business premises during the period from 1 March to 31 December 2022, compared to the average retail price for the same period in 2021. There will be a guaranteed minimum payment of €500.

Minister Coveney said “This Scheme was put in place to support businesses that rely on kerosene for heating purposes. It is designed to help alleviate the financial burden that increase kerosene prices have placed on businesses. I would urge those businesses in Co Wicklow who are impacted to apply for the Scheme before it closes at the end of October.”

Applications close on 31 October 2023 and full eligibility criteria and details of how to apply are available at www.bussk.ie.

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