MP welcomes cold weather payments triggered in south Shropshire

An MP has welcomed cold weather payments being made to the recipients of selected benefits.

Gritters in Ludlow
Gritters in Ludlow

Cold Weather Payments are made when the average temperature at a nearby weather station is recorded as, or forecast to be, 0°C or below for seven consecutive days.

An alert was triggered across South Shropshire on December 6 for the period up to December 12 (Monday).

South Shropshire MP, Philip Dunne said: "It is welcome news that eligible households in South Shropshire will receive additional support during this cold spell.”

£25 will now be paid to eligible residents within Ludlow constituency living in many postcode districts covering South Shropshire, namely: DY12, DY14, DY7, LD7, SY5, SY6, SY7, SY8, SY9, SY15, TF7, TF8, TF11, TF12, TF13, WV5, WV6, WV7, WV15, WV16.

The DWP’s Cold Weather Payment pages provide further information for claimants. Visit

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