Pensioners in Bury have been given a boost with winter fuel payments and cost of living payments worth up to £600.

Over the past month, around 11m payments have been made to pensioners across the UK, meaning 99 per cent of eligible pensioners have received £600 per household to help with energy bills.

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Further support was also available for vulnerable households this winter with low income households receiving cost of living payments worth £900.

A cold weather payment has also come into effect, providing eligible households an extra £25 a week when the temperature drops below zero degrees for more than seven days.

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Conservative Bury North MP James Daly MP said: “The Conservative government took unprecedented action to cushion households across Bury, Ramsbottom and Tottington from the impact of rising prices driven by Putin’s illegal war in Ukraine and the aftermath of the pandemic.

“Pensioners in Bury North are already receiving record increases to their state pension, and these latest payments will make a huge difference to help pensioners with their energy bills and household budgets this Christmas and into next year.

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“The government has delivered on its commitment to halve inflation by the end of the year, which is the best way to put more money in the pockets of hard-working people, and rightly continues to take the long-term decisions to support pensioners.”