Conservative Press Release: Milton Keynes MPs Ben Everitt and Iain Stewart have welcomed the news that 30,100 families in the city will benefit from the Conservative Government’s £650 Cost Of Living Payment.
These households will receive the first of two cost of living instalments totalling £650 from 14 July 2022, with the second instalment being paid from the autumn.
Figures also revealed 20,300 individuals in Milton Keynes are set to benefit from the Government’s £150 disability top-up payment which will land in September.
Ben Everitt, the MP for Milton Keynes North, said: “I understand how tough the global Cost Of Living crisis is for families across Milton Keynes so I’m delighted to see so many individuals and families most in need are set to benefit from this Government’s support.
“With more than 30,000 families receiving the £650 Cost Of Living payment, over 20,000 individuals benefitting from the disability top-up payment and 95,890 households eligible for the £150 Council Tax rebate I hope the burden of the Cost Of Living can be eased.
“This Conservative Government has shown during the pandemic and now that it will act to support those most in need when times are tough.”
Iain Stewart, the MP for Milton Keynes South, commented: "While it is impossible for any government to solve every problem, the priority of this Conservative Government is to help the millions of families struggling with the cost of living.
"That is why I am pleased to learn that 30,100 families in Milton Keynes will benefit from the Government’s £650 cost of living payment.
"This is alongside the 20,300 individuals in Milton Keynes who are set to benefit from the Government’s £150 disability top-up payment."
This Cost Of Living support is on top of £400 for all households to help with energy bills and in addition to changes to the Universal Credit taper rate and work allowances worth £1,000 a year on average for working claimants and a rise in the National Living Wage to £9.50 an hour.
The £150 Council Tax rebate introduced by the Government earlier this year would have benefitted the 95,890 properties in Bands A-D in Milton Keynes. MK Council was also given further funding from the Government to support vulnerable families who do not live in Bands A-D properties.
In further support the Council recently received a further £1.79 million from the Government’s Household Support Fund to support families most in need between April and September.