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Winter Fuel Payment statistics

Winter Fuel Payment statistics, covering recipient and household data as well as payments in European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland.

These statistics present tables on Winter Fuel Payment recipients and households.

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.

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

Latest release of recipient and household figures

Payments and expenditure by EEA country and Switzerland

  1. Winter Fuel Payments by EEA country

User views questionnaire

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  1. Winter Fuel Payment statistics: user questionnaire

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.

Previous releases of recipient and household figures

  1. Winter Fuel Payment: recipient and household figures 2016 to 2017
  2. Winter Fuel Payment: recipient and household figures 2015 to 2016
  3. Winter Fuel Payment: recipient and household figures 2014 to 2015
  4. Winter Fuel Payment: caseload and household figures 2013 to 2014
  5. Winter Fuel Payment: caseload and household figures 2012 to 2013
  6. Winter Fuel Payment: caseload and household figures 2011 to 2012
  7. Winter Fuel Payment: caseload and household figures 2010 to 2011
  8. Winter Fuel Payment: caseload and household figures 2009 to 2010
Published 1 October 2013
Last updated 19 September 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added latest Winter Fuel Payment statistics, recipient and household figures for winter 2017 to 2018.
  2. Added statistics for winter 2016 to 2017.
  3. Added statistics for winter 2015 to 2016.
  4. Added statistics for winter 2014 to 2015.
  5. Published Winter Fuel Payment caseload and household statistics and Winter Fuel payments by EEA country and Switzerland statistics for 2013 to 2014.
  6. Link added to statistics for Winter Fuel payments by EEA country and Switzerland.
  7. First published.