John Stevenson, MP for Carlisle, has welcomed the announcement that almost one in four families across the UK will receive £301 from the Conservative Government as the latest Cost of Living Payments begin to be sent out, including 10,700 families in Carlisle.
Commenting, John Stevenson said:“I am pleased to see the Conservative Government is rightly protecting the most vulnerable people in Carlisle.
“10,700 families in Carlisle are eligible for a further means-tested cost of living payment worth £301 from today, and £900 in total for 2023-4.
“These payments will give families much needed support, protecting vulnerable people who are most exposed to rising prices.”
10,100 eligible individuals in Carlisle will also receive the Conservative Government’s Disability Cost of Living Payment worth £150 again this year.
Over eight million households across the UK who claimed qualifying means-tested benefits during the eligibility period will be automatically paid £301 in their first payment this year.
This direct support is part of the Conservative Government’s £94 billion package of cost of living support worth £900 this year for vulnerable households receiving means-tested benefits.
The payments are made directly with no need to apply or do anything to receive it.
In addition to means-tested cost of living support, the Energy Price Guarantee is continuing to help keep household energy bills as low as possible – ensuring the typical family pays no more that £2,500 for their energy bills until the end of June this year.
This support will be delivered alongside the Prime Minister’s five-point plan to halve inflation, grow the economy, reduce debt, cut waiting lists and stop the boats.