UK pensioners living abroad received almost £13m in winter fuel payments last winter a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The number has increased by more than a thousand in the last year and much of it goes to those living in much warmer countries than the United Kingdom – although that wouldn’t be hard.
The Telegraph report:
The Government paid nearly £13m in winter fuel payments to UK pensioners living abroad last winter, figures show.
Nearly £6m went to pensioners living in Spain, while those who retired to France received over £3m. Overall, 74,685 pensioners living abroad received the payments, including those living in Italy, Greece and Cyprus.
The figures were published by Department of Work & Pensions following a Freedom of Information request.