Milton Keynes to receive over £3.5 million from government as part of new Household Support Fund

    The government have announced the new Household Support Fund Allocations for Local Authorities across England, with Milton Keynes set to receive over £3.5 million

    Milton Keynes City Council are set to receive £3,585,033 in this latest round of funding from the government to help families that need support with the cost of essentials in the face of rising costs.

    The Household Support Fund is a discretionary fund provided to local authorities to help them provide support to vulnerable families struggling to cover essential costs who may not be eligible for other Government support schemes.

    The government is also delivering further support on top of the £1 billion of funding for the Household Support Fund including means-tested £900 Cost of Living Payments, a £150 payment for disabled people, and £300 for pensioner households.

    The Energy Price Guarantee is also protecting people from rising energy costs this year until the end of March 2024, bringing a typical household bill to around £3,000 per year in Great Britain.

    Commenting, Iain Stewart MP said: “I know many families in Milton Keynes South are struggling to make ends meet in the face of rising prices caused by global economic pressures including Putin’s illegal invasion of Ukraine.

    “That is why I am delighted that the Conservative Government have allocated a further £3,585,033 to Milton Keynes City Council through the Household Support Fund, doubling down on our Conservative commitment to help the most vulnerable families with rising costs.

    “This fund is a lifeline for local residents, and this extension will ensure this vital support is available for families who are struggling for another year.”

    Commenting, Mims Davies, Minister for Social Mobility, Youth and Progression said: “The Household Support Fund has already helped many people across England through these challenging times and I am pleased it will continue to do so for another full year.

    “This is just one part of our extensive and targeted £26 billion support package, which includes payments of £900 for millions of people on benefits and additional support for disabled people and pensioners, whilst every household will continue to save money thanks to our Energy Price Guarantee.”

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