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Cold Climate Allowance Bill
 — a Bill to provide for more equitable heating allowances to reflect the increased costs of domestic heating in colder climates; and for purposes connected therewith
Author(s)Margaret Ewing, Dafydd Elis Thomas, Ieuan Wyn Jones
PublisherHMSO, London, 14 February 1991
Pages2 pp (HC Bill 87 session 1990/91)
SourceHMSO Publications Centre, PO Box 276, London SW8 5DT.
KeywordsWinter care ; Fuel prices ; Social security benefits ; Statutes.
AnnotationThe Bill recommended the establishment of a special heating benefit, to be a charge of the National Insurance Fund, to be known as the "Cold Climate Allowance". Those eligible to claim the allowance would include those in receipt of Income Support, Housing Benefit, Family Credit or Basic State Pensions. The allowance was to take account of the the severity of the climate in various parts of the UK, assessed on long term average annual temperatures. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-910320006 P
ClassmarkIB: J6:J3P: JH: 6P*

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