COST OF LIVING CRISIS
The £400 energy grant: Who will get it and when Everyone is concerned about their utility costs but are you aware of the following grant which is available from October. As part of the government support package and to help ease the cost of living crisis a £400 energy grant will be paid in October 2022. This payment will be spread over 6 months rather than a single lump sum and each household on mains electricity will get a discount of £66 in October and November, and then £67 from December to March 2023. You do not have to apply for the grant as this is available to all households no matter how you make your payments.
Extra winter fuel payment In the winter months pensioners can get between £100 and £300 to help pay heating bills. This winter, they will also receive an extra one-off £300 Pensioner Cost of Living Payment, which will be paid as an automatic top-up to the Winter Fuel Payment. To check if you are eligible for a Winter Fuel Payment go to: www.gov.uk/winter-fuel-payment.
Help for households To help families with the cost of living crisis, the government is offering a wide range of help for households. To see what cost of living support you could be eligible for to go: https://helpforhouseholds.campaign.gov.uk.
Find out what discounts and offers are available from businesses to help with the cost of living. https://helpforhouseholds.campaign.gov.uk/discounts-and-offers.
Help and information on support available from Sevenoaks District Council can be found on call: 01732 227000 or go to: www.sevenoaks.gov.uk/homepage/97/help_with_the_cost_of_living.
If you do not have access to the internet you can get help on all of the above from the local Citizens Advice Bureau on 0808 278 7810.
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It is with great sorrow and sadness that the Members and Officers of Shoreham Parish Council hear of the death of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We give heartfelt thanks for her life of faithful service, her strength, her courage and her grace. Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers are with His Majesty King Charles III, the Queen Consort and all the Royal Family.