Winter Fuel Payment

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 29th November 2022.

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Photo of Lord Marlesford Lord Marlesford Conservative

To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 27 October (HL2738), when they expect to have a figure available for the expenditure on the winter fuel allowance during the year 2020–21.

Photo of Baroness Stedman-Scott Baroness Stedman-Scott The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

The DWP benefit and expenditure tables show the outturn for winter fuel payments for the year 2020/21 to be £1,958 million in nominal terms.

Further detail can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/benefit-expenditure-and-caseload-tables-2022

The Winter Fuel Payment statistics for 2020/21 and 2021/22 have now been published and can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/winter-fuel-payments-caseload-and-household-figures

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