I’ve just noticed £10 has been paid into my account. On reading up on it, an article from 2009 said it should be £90+ to keep up with inflation, and a later article quoted £127, as when it was introduced the basic pension was around £6.50.
I’m going to try and give it to somewhere it’ll be used well.
Wow, do we still get that ? I thought it had gone with the shaved off £50 heating thing. What a waste of time that is when you consider the extra faff involved. They should put it into charities evenly.
Frankly I hope this 'bonus' doesn't get cut. I don't know anyone who doesn't give it to charity one way or another - I use it to contribute to a food bank for example. I can't imagine the funds being diverted to good causes if the government stopped it, so an awful lot of charities would suffer.
Cannot see the point of it. Christmas bonus and heating allowance just get put into bank account. Whether that is the specific money that comes out of my bank when I give to charity, I have no idea. A bit like separating the squash from the water after you have mixed them together.