Christmas Bonus

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 1st March 2017.

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Photo of Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the purpose of the £10 Christmas Bonus; and what assessment they have made of the extent to which that purpose is being achieved.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Christmas Bonus was introduced as a simple one-off tax-free lump sum payment, paid to pensioners and working age people in receipt of certain qualifying benefits. Recipients include some of the most vulnerable members of society. The Government remains committed to helping both pensioners and others who receive these payments.

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