Winter fuel payment: data for winter 2015/16

Document type
Other
Corporate author(s)
Great Britain. Department for Work and Pensions
Publisher
DWP
Date of publication
21 September 2016
Subject(s)
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Older Adults
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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This release contains annual National Statistics for Winter Fuel Payment recipient and household statistics.

It includes statistics for residents of Great Britain and for residents of the European Economic Area countries together with Switzerland. Household figures are for GB only.

Key points are:

  • 12.21 million people received Winter Fuel Payment in 2015/16. A drop of 274 thousand since 2014/15.
  • Of these 12.17 million were resident in Great Britain with 42 thousand claimants living in the European Economic Area or Switzerland.
  • 8.74 million Great Britain households were entitled to Winter Fuel Payment in 2015/16. A drop of 135 thousand since 2014/15.

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