Cherilyn Mackrory, MP for Truro and Falmouth, has shared her delight that almost one in four families across the UK will get £326 sent directly to them from today (Thursday, July 14th), with the second instalment of £324 sent later this year as part of the government’s £37 billion support package.
This means that, combined with other support, millions of low-income households across the UK will receive at least £1,200 from the government by Christmas to ease Cost of Living pressures.
On top of that, nearly one in ten people will get the £150 disability payment this Autumn, and over 8 million pensioner households could get an extra £300 from Winter Fuel Payments in November and December.
“I am pleased to see the Government coming forward and helping people through these difficult economic times, recognising that we have a responsibility to protect those who are paying the highest price for rising inflation.
Today’s payment will be a huge relief for thousands of families across Truro and Falmouth. The Government has promised more cash in the autumn, which will go alongside other measures - including the Help for Households Scheme - to support families in need.
These payments are welcome, but we must continue to do all we can to support the vulnerable and tackle inflation, and I look forward to working with the Government to do just that.”
Chancellor of the Exchequer, Nadhim Zahawi said:
“It’s great that millions of the families who are most in need are starting to receive their Cost of Living Payments, which I know will be a massive help for people who are struggling.
Alongside tax cuts, changes to Universal Credit and the Household Support Fund, these payments are a vital part of our £37 billion support package to help people deal with rising prices.”