Cost of Food

Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 25 May 2023.

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Photo of Mark Spencer Mark Spencer The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Of course we recognise that challenge, and that is why we are protecting the most vulnerable households. The Chancellor of the Exchequer has introduced targeted support worth £26 billion to support those very people. More than 8 million households are eligible for means-tested benefits. They will receive extra cost of living payments totalling £900 per household in 2023-24, and over 99% of the cost of living payments for this year have already been made.