Energy: Pensioners

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered on 28 March 2023.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, whether he plans to take steps to provide further support with energy costs to pensioners who are in receipt of pension credits and who may be unable to afford fuel bills.

Photo of Amanda Solloway Amanda Solloway Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

More than eight million pensioner households across the UK will receive an additional £300 Cost of Living Payment during winter 2023-24 on top of their Winter Fuel Payments and individuals in receipt of eligible disability benefits will receive a £150 payment.

The Autumn Statement set out a commitment to work with consumer groups and industry to develop a new approach to consumer protection in the energy markets. Officials are proactively reaching out to and discussing the approach with stakeholders. The Government will set out its position when this assessment is complete, in time to deliver a new approach from April 2024.

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