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Minister Coveney launches Business Users Support Scheme for Kerosene

Minister Simon Coveney TD has launched a new energy support scheme for businesses that were impacted by significant increases in the cost of Kerosene during 2022.

The Business Users Support Scheme for Kerosene (BUSSK) will compensate 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.

Businesses that have a commercially rateable premises and purchased a minimum of 1,000 litres of Kerosene during the eligible period, can apply to the scheme. B&Bs that are approved under the Fáilte Ireland National Quality Assurance Framework are also eligible. Businesses that have already received payments from the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme can apply to BUSSK, and businesses with multiple premises can apply in respect of each premises.

Full eligibility criteria and details of how to apply to the scheme are available at The scheme will be open for applications until 31 October 2023.