From today, the first instalment of £326 will be landing in the bank accounts of 1.6 million households as part of the Government’s support with the cost of living challenge.

This is part of the wider effort on the part of the Government to support people with the pressures caused by the current cost of living, with £37 billion announced so far. This package of measures will reach 8 million households in the UK and provide the most vulnerable with at least £1,200 during this difficult period.

For those who are eligible on income based DWP benefits, this will be rolled out over the next week. Tax credit recipients will receive payments from HMRC a little later in the year to avoid duplication and other recipients will be in the autumn. For more details on the cost of living and to check if you are eligible, please go to: Cost of Living Payment – GOV.UK (

If you have any further questions at all about the support on offer, please do not hesitate to get in touch.