Winter Fuel Allowance for all during Covid lockdown 2021

Winter Fuel Allowance for all during Covid lockdown 2021

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While the latest lockdown at the start of 2021 is the right thing to do it will be costly to maintain the heating of homes given the current temperature.

Most of us do not need to heat our homes during the working day as we are out at work at our children are at school. However, with the current lockdown we are now at home 24/7. The cost of maintaining a reasonable minimum temperature will be costly and for some will be unmanageable.

Children need to be able to focus on their education comfortably rather than feeling distracted by the cold. Parents need to be able to support their children rather than worrying about whether they can turn the heating on. Those working from home need to be able to carry out their responsibilities to the best of their abilities.

The UK Government should extend the Winter Fuel Payment to all those who have children home-schooling and to those who are now working from home.

Without this there is a high risk of increased inequality and those on lower incomes will suffer the most. Lower income families will fall further behind in their education if they are too cold to concentrate on their studies. The UK Government need to take this simple step to ensure that no-one is disadvantaged by something so simple as the ability to heat their home.

 

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