UK households are set to get £130 in their bank accounts to help with the Cost of Living. 32,000 households will benefit with more than £4 million worth of support is on its way to thousands of eligible households in Nottinghamshire from Nottinghamshire County Council to help cover the costs of food and energy bills this winter.

This latest, one-off winter payment is due to be paid to more than 32,000 households before Christmas, which this time will include an additional £30 per household. On top of an average payment of £100 per household, based on the number of eligible people living there, each household will get an extra £30 this time to help towards things like winter heating bills.

Councillor John Cottee, the County Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: "We know many households continue to struggle to pay food and energy bills, and with Christmas coming up, those pressures are only going to increase for many local families.

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"We are pleased to confirm that support worth more than £4 million is to be shared among thousands of families who need this support the most and is due to arrive in time for the festive season. Earlier this summer, more than £3.8 million was paid out to almost 33,000 households who had a choice of having cash put into their bank accounts or being sent supermarket vouchers to spend in a way which best helps their immediate need.

"This latest winter payments will be paid in the same way to help speed up the process, but this time each household will receive an extra £30. Given the volume of people who can’t afford basic white goods such as a working fridge or a cooker, an extra £200,000 is being allocated, bringing the total to £600,000 available to be spent on goods which will help improve the health and well-being of residents who are most in need, as identified by front-line workers such as social workers and Citizens Advice staff.”

Those who applied, or were referred in by a front-line worker, for the summer payment ahead of this year’s 30 September deadline will automatically be sent the winter payment and will not need to re-apply.