Helping pensioners with the cost of living
From this week millions of pensioners will begin to receive Winter Fuel Payments boosted by £300, supporting vulnerable households with their energy bills this winter.
As Britain faces global cost of living pressures and rising energy prices, the Conservative government is standing by the most vulnerable in our society – including pensioner and low-income households.
That is why from this week more than 11 million pensioners will automatically receive their regular Winter Fuel Payment, boosted by an extra £300 this year meaning some pensioner households will receive £600 on top of existing support.
These extra payments will land automatically and are just one part of the wider £49 billion support package we are delivering – including the £400 to every household to help with rising bills.