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Winter Fuel Payment

Description

This measure is a tax-free annual payment to help pensioners pay their winter heating bills.

Results

12.21 million Great Britain residents received a Winter Fuel Payment for winter 2015/2016. A further 42,000 claimants resident in the EEA or Switzerland received a Winter Fuel Payment. 11.9 million people are expected to receive a Winter Fuel Payment in 2017-18, with total expenditure forecast at £2,025 million.