Kemi Badenoch, the MP for the Saffron Walden constituency has welcomed that the next cost of living payment, worth £300 for 7,300 vulnerable and low-income households across North Chelmsford and Uttlesford.
This is the second of three payments totalling up to £900 for those eligible and on means-tested benefits, such as Universal Credit, Pension Credit, or tax credits, in 2023-24, and will help families affected by global inflation caused by Putin’s invasion in Ukraine and the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic.
These payments build on the Cost of Living Payments made last year worth up to £1,200, and form part of the Conservative Government’s record financial support for the most vulnerable, worth an average of £3,300 per household.
The £300 Cost of Living Payment will be sent out automatically and directly to eligible households, so there is no need to apply. Eligible pensioner households will also receive a further £300 payment later this year as an addition to the Winter Fuel Payment.
Commenting, Mrs Badenoch said:
“The record levels of financial support over the past year and a half have already supported families across the constituency.
"This latest £300 Cost of Living Payment will support those with the lowest income and our most vulnerable residents this autumn.
“If residents want to find out about what support is available to them, they can visit helpforhouseholds.campaign.gov.uk to find out more.”