Pensioner Cost of Living Payment

Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at on 6 March 2023.

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Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering

How many people have received the pensioner cost of living payment in (a) Kettering constituency, (b) north Northamptonshire and (c) England.

Photo of Laura Trott Laura Trott The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

In 2021-22, almost 18,000 pensioners in Kettering, over 60,000 pensioners in north Northamptonshire and more than 9 million pensioners in England received a winter fuel payment. We estimate that similar numbers will have received the £300 pensioner cost of living payment in 2022-23.

Photo of Philip Hollobone Philip Hollobone Conservative, Kettering

Will those 18,000 pensioners in receipt of the pensioner cost of living payment also receive additional support, such as the £400 energy bill discount, the £150 council tax rebate, the £150 disability cost of living payment and the £150 warm home discount? Will they also benefit from the energy price guarantee, saving a typical household £900 a year?

Photo of Laura Trott Laura Trott The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

My hon. Friend is right in this, as in so many things.