The UK is currently seeing its worst cost of living crisis for decades, with inflation at a 40-year high and wages decreasing. The Chancellor reported the crisis living cost support last month, saying £5 billion of the bundle would be paid for by a duty on the benefits of oil and gas goliaths. Around £10 billion will be covered by additional borrowing.
On Wednesday, Rishi Sunak announced that around eight million households would receive their first of two payments to alleviate the soaring cost-of-living crisis from 14 July that will be directly transferred to their bank accounts. In around a month, eight million homes across the country will get financial help to tackle soaring energy prices.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak said: “We have a responsibility to protect those who are paying the highest price for rising inflation, and we are stepping up to help. In July, more than eight million people will get their first £326 payment to help with rising prices, as part of a package worth at least £1,200 for vulnerable families. I said we would stand by people when they needed help, and we are.”
From that date, the first portion of £326 will begin to be paid on a mission to low-pay earning families on benefits, the Department for Work and Pensions has declared. The second tranche of the oddity £650 instalment will continue in the fall time as a portion of assistance by the UK government worth £1,200 that low-earning families will get this year, which likewise incorporates a formerly declared £150 council tax rebate.
In addition to this, all pensioner households will receive an extra £300 to help them cover the rising cost of energy this winter. In contrast, people with disabilities will receive an extra £150 to help with additional costs they face.
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