WORCESTER’S MP Robin Walker has welcomed the next cost of living payment, worth £300 for 11,300 vulnerable and low-income households in the city, will be made this Autumn.
This is the second of three payments totalling up to £900 for those eligible and on means-tested benefits, such as Universal Credit, Pension Credit, or tax credits, in 2023-24, and will help families affected by global inflation caused by Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine and the aftermath of the pandemic.
Details about the third cost of living payment will be announced in due course.
These payments build on the Cost of Living Payments made last year worth up to £1,200 and the £300 Cost of
Living Payment will be sent out automatically and directly to eligible households so there is no need to apply.
Eligible pensioner households will also receive a further £300 payment later this year as an addition to the Winter Fuel Payment.
“We must continue to do everything we can to support households across Worcester with global inflation caused by Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine and the aftermath of the pandemic, Mr Walker said.
“The record levels of financial support over the past year and a half have already supported families across Worcester and this latest £300 Cost of Living Payment for 11,300 eligible households will make a huge difference to the most vulnerable and those on the lowest incomes this autumn.
“The Conservative Government rightly remains committed to halving inflation, which is the best way to help everyone across Worcester with the cost of living.”