Posted: Fri 27th May 2022

Updated: Fri 27th May

Wrexham Council starting to process £150 cost-of-living payment for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

A package of measures to help people with the cost-of-living crisis will be processed locally over the last few days.

Back in February the Welsh Government said the £150 cost-of-living payment “is to be paid as soon as possible” to households in Wales who live in properties in council tax bands A-D as well as recipients of the Council Tax Reduction Scheme in all bands.

The support was announced to help with the growing cost-of-living crisis.

There will also be an extra £200 for low income households through the Winter Fuel Payment next winter.

However there have been questions over when the payments will be made to eligible residents in the Wrexham area.

Last week the Senedd Finance Minister Rebecca Evans MS was asked about delays and the payments.

In response, the minister said: “I can confirm that, as of 16 May, which is the date for which I have the most recent figures, almost £61 million has been paid out, and that’s to over 410,000 households.

“So, they have received their payments. And 13 authorities have started that payment process, but all should have started it and started making payments by the end of this month.

“We do expect things to ramp up quickly, but I have to say local authorities, I think, have been doing a very good job getting the funding out to households.”

Locally Wrexham Council have been working on the payment process, today told us: “Payments have started this week and further payments being made to those who pay by Direct Debit over the next few days.

“Those who don’t pay by Direct Debit will be contacted from week commencing 6 June onwards.”

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