Coal: Concessions

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 2nd June 2020.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much (a) coal and (b) cash in lieu a person receives if that person opts for money rather than coal from the National Concessionary Fuel Scheme.

Photo of Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Of the total of C40,000 current beneficiaries under the National Concessionary Fuel Scheme at 31 March 2020, 34,800 have opted for the cash alternative at an average cost per beneficiary of £779 per annum; the average annual cost of solid fuel for the remaining 5,200 is £1,147 per beneficiary excluding delivery costs and VAT.

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