Bristol news Cost of living payment 'is a sticking a plaster on the wound' PremierLeague-News.Com
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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A £400 discount for those eligible in Bristol to help towards their energy bills has been described as a 'sticking plaster on the wound' by one disgruntled reader. Today's chosen letter from the Bristol Post newspaper is about the topic on everyone’s lips right now - the cost of living. This letter in Wednesday's edition outlines a reader's opinion around the announcement that each household will receive an extra grant from the Government to help towards bills. They also put forward some of their own suggestions - So, what do you think? Have your say in the comments section and let us know your opinions on the cost of living ‘£400 help for cost of living is sticking a plaster on the wound’ The Government is to give every household in the UK £400 to help with the cost of living, and rising prices of gas and electricity in particular. This is only a short-term measure to help with this year's price increases, and we are told that we haven't seen anything yet, and there are much higher price increases to come. Whilst this help from the Government is very welcome, it is only like sticking a plaster on the wound and it does nothing to cure the problem. Presumably next year, and perhaps the following years, we will receive more handout from the Government, costing the Government even more. If you look online there were 28.3 million households in the UK in June this year, so multiply this by the £400 each will receive, means it will cost the Government £11,320 million for this year alone. Again, online, there are 37 energy companies, whose main purpose is to make a profit and will be the main recipients of all this Government money as well as being encouraged to increase their prices even more in future knowing that their customers are receiving help. Would this huge sum of £11.
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. There would also be big savings in administering this scheme, as it would be easier to make payments to 37 energy companies than it would be to the 28.3 million households. This does nothing to address the big rises in petrol and diesel fuel that causes increased prices of every essential item that we need, food, clothing, and transport to get to work. The same could be done for the big oil companies who supply our filling stations, making it easier for the transport companies who supply our essentials, and keep prices down to us, the consumers. Overall this might be cheaper and a more permanent solution than just giving each households extra money each year. P Collins, Bristol Let us know what you think of the cost of living and whether you think the Government's strategy will work in the comments section. More about the DWP cost of living grant The Rishi Sunak announced in May that the grant would double from £200 to £400 for all households - and would no longer be repayable - as part of a package to help with the spiralling cost of living crisis, reports Mirror Online. Pensioner households who receive the winter fuel allowance will also get an additional £300 one-off payment and people who receive non-means tested disability payments will get an extra £150. Mr Sunak also announced a £500 million increase for the Household Support Fund, delivered by councils, extending it from October until March next year. Read more: Cost of living payments: All the dates Brits will see money arrive in their bank accounts this year Hundreds of Amazon Bristol workers walk out over 35p pay rise Bristol pensions provider collapses into administration Police issue appeal after man 'stabbed' in Castle Park
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