We store cookies on your device to make sure we give you the best experience on this website. I'm fine with this - Turn cookies off
Switch to an accessible version of this website which is easier to read. (requires cookies)

Eastbourne & Willingdon Lib Dems

Freezing Temperatures Trigger Cold Weather Payments

April 2, 2013 10:34 AM

Exceptionally low temperatures this March have triggered cold weather payments, available to Eastbourne residents on Pension Credit. Each seven-day period of freezing temperatures results in an automatic payment of £25 - which is now on its way to 5,170 residents in Eastbourne & Willingdon.

Local MP Stephen Lloyd, a member of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, said, 'Cold weather payments of £25 provide invaluable help to elderly Eastbourne and Willingdon residents with their fuel bills, when the temperature drops like it has done over the last couple of weeks.'

He added: "The Coalition Government has set aside money to ensure these pensioners are able to pay their fuel bills and stay warm in this treacherously cold weather. Our older neighbours, friends and family should never be scared of turning on their heating when the country is in the middle of a cold snap!'