Financial boost to help Bridgend County Borough residents tackle cost-of-living crisis
Posted on: Friday 18 February 2022
Welsh Government has announced a £330m support package to help people across the country tackle the cost-of-living crisis during the next 12 months
The package of measures includes a £150 cost-of-living payment and an extra £200 for low-income households through next year’s winter fuel payment.
Households who live in council tax band A-D properties and those who have received support through the council tax reduction scheme across all council tax bands will be eligible to receive the £150 payment.
In addition to this £152m programme of support, Bridgend County Borough Council will also have access to a share of a £25m discretionary fund made available to local authorities by Welsh Government to help households who may be struggling.
Jane Hutt, Minister for Social Justice, said: “The funding will ensure more people get more support, in what are challenging circumstances for so many families in Wales.
“As bills rise, prices go up and wages are stretched, we know people will need help.
“Addressing the cost-of-living crisis remains a crucial priority for this Government, and we will consider all the options available to us.”
Residents in Bridgend County Borough are facing a very real cost-of-living crisis, and urgent, meaningful action is required. In 2022-23, more than £100m will be provided by Welsh Government to strengthen other schemes that help people meet the rising costs of living.
More money will be provided through the discretionary assistance fund and through the winter fuel support scheme, which will deliver an additional £200 later this year to low-income households across the county borough.
This funding boost from Welsh Government will offer a vital lifeline for local households and is extremely welcome.Council Leader Huw David
Details of how to apply for this support will be made available once they are known.