Chancellor announces energy bill discounts of £400 this autumn

From BBC News:

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said the most vulnerable people will get more support with the rising cost of living, and set out what he said was a £15bn support package.

So who will get what, and how will it be paid for?

  • Every household in the UK is to get an energy bill discount of £400
  • Those on the lowest incomes – around eight million people supported through welfare system – will receive one-off cost of living payment of £650 in two lump sums
  • Pensioners who receive winter fuel payment will receive a one-off payment of £300
  • Six million people who receive disability allowance will get a payment of £150
  • There will be a temporary windfall tax on the profits of oil and gas companies at a rate of 25%

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