To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 27 October (HL2738), when they expect to have a figure available for the expenditure on the winter fuel allowance during the year 2020–21.
29 November 2022
The DWP benefit and expenditure tables show the outturn for winter fuel payments for the year 2020/21 to be £1,958 million in nominal terms.
Further detail can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2022
The Winter Fuel Payment statistics for 2020/21 and 2021/22 have now been published and can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/winter-fuel-payments-caseload-and-household-figures