Cold Weather Payments: Kirkcaldy

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Peter Grant Peter Grant Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Europe), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of using an alternative weather station to the one based in Leuchars for the KY6 – KY8 postcodes in the annual review for cold weather payments.

Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The Head of the Met Office National Climate Information Centre reviewed the linkage of the postcode areas KY6-KY8 to the weather station at Leuchars in 2018. The review found that, based on the location and climate of the main population centres for KY6-8, Leuchars remains the most suitable Cold Weather Payment station for these postcodes.

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