Fuel support payments started to 11 million retirees in England
Fuel support payments to 11 million retirees started in the UK.
In the UK, £300 fuel support payments to approximately 11 million retirees have started as of today. In order to support the public against energy prices in the country last month, a support payment of 400 pounds per household was made directly to energy companies.
British Minister of Labor and Social Security Mel Stride, who made an evaluation on support payments, said that they will do everything they can to support retirees who are more exposed to rising prices.
“As we (Russian President Vladimir Putin) deal with the aftermath of Putin's illegal war in Ukraine and the aftermath of the epidemic, we will continue to stand by the most vulnerable by paying more for the cost of living next year,” Stride said. made its assessment.
In the UK, annual inflation reached 11.1 percent in October, the highest level in the last 40 years. Currently, the upper limit of the sum of energy bills in the country is kept at £2,500 per household per year. The government had previously announced in April next year that this could be increased to £3,000 a year.
In the statement made by the British government, it was announced that next year, approximately 8 million low-income people will be given an additional support of 800 pounds per year, 300 pounds for pensioners and 150 pounds for disabled people.