These tables provide statistics on the number of Winter Fuel Payment recipients by local authority and by parliamentary constituency for 2015 to 2016.
We also publish European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland Winter Fuel Payments and expenditure data.
National Statistics status
National Statistics status means that official statistics meet the highest standards of trustworthiness, quality and public value.
All official statistics should comply with all aspects of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics. They are awarded National Statistics status following an assessment by the Authority’s regulatory arm. The Authority considers whether the statistics meet the highest standards of code compliance, including the value they add to public decisions and debate.
It is the Department for Work and Pensions responsibility to maintain compliance with the standards expected of National Statistics. If we become concerned about whether these statistics are still meeting the appropriate standards, we will discuss any concerns with the Authority promptly. National Statistics status can be removed at any point when the highest standards are not maintained, and reinstated when standards are restored.