Fuel poverty 'a concern' for Treasury

Peake says government wants to help

An MHK says more than 2,000 pensioners and out-of-work individuals are 'very grateful' to receive help with their heating bills.

Treasury spends almost three quarters of a million pounds per year on the Winter Bonus payments, typically of around £300.

The lump sum is automatically issued to qualifying residents.

It comes as Treasury continues to review the high cost of home gas heating on the Isle of Man.

Departmental member and North Douglas MHK Ralph Peake says government is keen to stop people slipping into fuel poverty: 

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