26/05/2022

UK Households To Receive £400 Energy Payments

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £15 billion package of targeted government support to help with the rising cost of living.
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The significant intervention includes a new, one-off £650 payment to more than 8 million low-income households on Universal Credit, Tax Credits, Pension Credit and legacy benefits, with separate one-off payments of £300 to pensioner households and £150 to individuals receiving disability benefits – groups who are most vulnerable to rising prices.

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26 May 2022
UK Households To Receive £400 Energy Payments
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