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Pensioners: Cost of Living

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 905464, tabled on 1 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to help support pensioners with increases in the cost of living.

Answered on

7 February 2022

This year we will spend over £129 billion on the State Pension and benefits for pensioners in Great Britain, we have never paid our pensioners more.

This includes:

  • £5 billion on Pension Credit.
  • £2 billion on Winter Fuel Payments.
  • £125,000 on Cold Weather Payments to pensioners so far this winter.

  • £144 million on Warm Home Discount to pensioners in receipt of pension credit guarantee credit.
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