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Cost of living support payments


The Work and Pensions Select Committee is conducting an inquiry looking into the  Government’s cost of living support packages for 2022–23 and 2023–24. Individuals, researchers and organisations with a view of the terms of reference are welcome to submit evidence to the Committee.

When introducing the newest cost of living support payments for Spring 2023, Rt Hon Mel  Stride MP, Secretary of State for Work and Pension, said the Government was sticking by its  “promise to protect the most vulnerable”, and that the payments were to “provide vital support next year for those on the lowest incomes”. The Committee would like to explore whether the DWP has been successful in meeting this objective, and whether the adequacy of support made available to eligible households was sufficient in helping them meet the basic cost of living. The Committee will also explore whether the design and delivery of support meant that some individuals were deemed ineligible for support, and as a result were prevented from accessing some, if not all, of the  payments.

Read the call for evidence here.

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Friday 12 May 2023.

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