The UK is currently amid a cost of living crisis. Everyday costs, including for energy, food, water, fuel, council tax and more have risen significantly.
These cost of living pressures are impacting everybody across the country and having spoken to many constituents, local businesses and dealt with a number of casework enquires, I know that many people in Stroud are struggling.
To assist with the rising cost of living, the government is providing over £37 billion of support this year which is largely targeted at those most in need. As part of the support package announced, almost all of the eight million most vulnerable households will get £1,200 of one-off support this year. Further announcements include the Energy Bills Support Scheme being doubled to a one-off £400, a £650 one-off Cost of Living Payment for those on means tested benefits, a one-off £300 Pensioner Cost of Living Payment, a £150 Disability Cost of Living Payment and a £500m increase and extension of Household Support Fund.
As your local MP, I am doing everything I can to help assist during this difficult period. Below I have compiled a list of key points of contact to assist you during this time. As ever, I remain on hand to help with any specific enquiries so please do email Siobhan.firstname.lastname@example.org