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Thursday, 30 September 2021

UK Announces New £500m Grants For Households



The government has announced £500m of grants to help families struggling with the cost of living as other support schemes are withdrawn.

The move comes as rising prices, including spiralling energy bills, are making it harder for those on low incomes to make ends meet.

The end of furlough and the £20 weekly top-up to universal credit will also remove support provided during Covid.

The new fund will help households pay for essentials like food and bills.







Local councils in England will distribute small grants to support millions of households, the government said.

The cash will be made available in October. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will receive up to £79m of the £500m.

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