Archive for April 2023

55,200 Enfield Borough households to receive extra Cost of Living support

It is welcome that the Conservative Government’s extended Cost of Living Payments worth £900 for vulnerable families in Enfield Borough. 

  • The Conservative Government are supporting people across the UK in the face of rising prices caused by Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine while working to halve inflation this year.

That is why eight million eligible people in receipt of means-tested benefits will receive a Cost of Living Payment worth £301 from 25 April 2023 followed by two further payments so vulnerable families will receive payments worth £900 this year.

  • These payments are part of the Conservative Government’s work to support people with the cost of living.

This means almost one in four families across the UK will receive £301 from the Conservative Government as the latest Cost of Living Payments begin to be sent out, including 55,200 families in Enfield Borough.

28,500 eligible individuals in Enfield Borough will also receive the Conservative Government’s Disability Cost of Living Payment worth £150 again this year.

Over eight million households across the UK who claimed qualifying means-tested benefits during the eligibility period will be automatically paid £301 in their first payment this year. This direct support is part of the Conservative Government’s £94 billion package of cost of living support worth £900 this year for vulnerable households receiving means-tested benefits.

The payments are made directly with no need to apply or do anything to receive it.

In addition to means-tested cost of living support, the Energy Price Guarantee is continuing to help keep household energy bills as low as possible – ensuring the typical family pays no more that £2,500 for their energy bills until the end of June this year.

This support will be delivered alongside the Prime Minister’s five-point plan to halve inflation, grow the economy, reduce debt, cut waiting lists and stop the boats.

Households are facing rising living costs in the wake of Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine and the Conservative Government is rightly protecting the most vulnerable people in Enfield Borough.