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Winter Fuel Payment statistics

A collection of Winter Fuel Payment statistics. Covers recipient and household data as well as payments in EEA countries and Switzerland.

These statistics present tables on Winter Fuel Payment recipients and households. From September 2014, they also include a statistical bulletin which highlights the main features of the data.

Winter Fuel Payments were introduced in 1997 to help older people meet the costs of heating their homes in winter. They are paid in a lump sum each winter.

The next planned release for these statistics is September 2017.

There is contact information and more about DWP statistics on the Statistics at DWP page.

Winter Fuel Payment: recipient and household figures

  1. Winter Fuel Payment: recipient and household figures 2015 to 2016

    • National Statistics
  2. Winter Fuel Payment: recipient and household figures 2014 to 2015

    • Official Statistics
  3. Winter Fuel Payment: caseload and household figures 2013 to 2014

    • Official Statistics
  4. Winter Fuel Payment: caseload and household figures, 2012/13

    • Official Statistics
  5. Winter Fuel Payment: caseload and household figures, 2011/12

    • Official Statistics
  6. Winter Fuel Payment: caseload and household figures, 2010/11

    • Official Statistics
  7. Winter Fuel Payment: caseload and household figures, 2009/10

    • Official Statistics

Winter Fuel Payment: payments and expenditure by EEA country and Switzerland

  1. Winter Fuel Payments by EEA country

    • Official Statistics

User views questionnaire

We are interested in gathering user views on these statistics. Please complete our Winter Fuel Payment statistics: user questionnaire and tell us what you think.

  1. Winter Fuel Payment statistics: user questionnaire

    • Official Statistics

Policies and procedures

We have published specific policies and statements related to the DWP Winter Fuel Payment statistics in the interests of transparency and to comply with the UK Statistics Authority code of practice.

  1. Winter Fuel Payment statistics: policies and statements

    • Guidance