More than one million families claiming tax credits to receive second Cost of Living Payment from 23 November

More than one million claimant families receiving tax credits, and no other means-tested benefits, will get their second Cost of Living Payment from Wednesday 23 November 2022, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has confirmed.

This £324 government payment will be paid automatically into most eligible tax credit-only customers’ bank accounts between 23 and 30 November 2022 across the United Kingdom.

Guidance: Cost of Living Payment


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Age UK provides services for older people, their families, friends, carers and professionals.  

Please only signpost customers to the free Age UK Advice Line, 0800 678 1602. Lines are open from 8am to 7pm, 365 days a year.  


Big boost for UK economy as subsidy control system comes into force from January 2023 (link is external)

The new system to regulate subsidies to business will come into force from 4 January 2023, providing a big boost for businesses and further impetus behind the government’s plans to supercharge economic growth.

Under the new rules, the devolved administrations and local authorities will be able to deliver subsidies that are tailored to local needs, with the new regime providing the flexibility needed to ensure that support quickly gets to where it is most needed.

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